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How was the choice of counting votes in Bajura and Syangja?

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14 November, Kathmandu. Only 10 days after voting in Bajura and Syangja 2, the Election Commission determined to begin the counting of votes. After receiving complaints of pretend votes and occupying cubicles in some polling stations, the fee has delayed its conclusion after investigation. The choice was delayed as a result of a dispute between the officers of the fee on whether or not to re-vote or rely the votes in these locations.

According to an election commissioner, the sales space seize prices in opposition to the Congress in Chapakot in Syangja had been extra difficult than elsewhere. But the on-site crew that went there couldn’t submit any proof of voting by occupying the sales space.

It was alleged that votes had been forged within the names of lifeless and overseas voters on this polling station. ‘It took loads of effort to discover a foundation to verify it’, the commissioner mentioned, ‘since that cost can’t be confirmed underneath any circumstances, we have now given directions with the conclusion that the counting of votes ought to proceed.’

After the voting was accomplished on the 4th, the counting of votes began instantly in lots of constituencies of the nation. But there was a dispute about re-polling in Bajura and Syangja 2 in addition to in Dolakha. Both the CPN-UML and the Congress submitted a petition to the Election Commission alleging fraud.

Apart from Budhinanda Municipal Corporation of Bajura, election officers and polling officers of different facilities and Syangja 2 reported that there was no dispute in the course of the voting. In a polling station of Budhinanda Municipality-5, on December 4, the voting was halted after a dispute broke out in the course of the voting. There has additionally been re-voting.

Apart from that, the UML demanded re-voting in different 16 polling stations of Bajura saying that the cubicles had been occupied. Congress additionally demanded re-polling in some polling stations. But the Commission determined that there can be no re-voting in these locations.

“The events have accused one another of capturing cubicles, however not solely the polling officer, but in addition the election officer has mentioned that they haven’t obtained such proof and knowledge, on what foundation ought to we maintain one other vote?” Another Election Commissioner mentioned, ‘In the case of Bajura, it has been determined that the counting of votes can be continued.’

A query has additionally been raised that if the counting of votes was to be achieved amongst all of the officers of the fee, why they had been stored in a state of non-decision for every week. But after receiving the criticism, the on-site crew despatched by the fee understood the state of affairs there and picked up all the small print and submitted a report back to the fee, in line with fee sources. A commissioner mentioned that within the case of Bajura and Syangja 2, the crew wrote an opinion saying that ‘the fee ought to resolve because it sees match’ with out giving any recommendations.

The officers of the fee, who had totally different opinions on the choice to ship a crew for on-site examine, agreed to not vote once more. After concluding that the election was accomplished peacefully and on the finish of the election, having totally different opinions on one problem wouldn’t ship a superb message, all of the officers made a unanimous choice.

The commissioner mentioned, ‘Even if the choice had been made on Tuesday afternoon, but it surely was very late at evening, the directions had been despatched after amicable dialogue and choice.’

Election Commission spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Paudel mentioned that within the case of Bajura and Syangja-2, it has been determined to instruct the related election officers to proceed with the counting of votes. “It was determined to present directions to proceed with the counting of votes,” he mentioned.

In Dolakha, the election officer himself gave a report that riots and riots passed off in the course of the voting. The commissioner mentioned that the choice was made to re-vote in 10 facilities because it was confirmed by the on-site examine.


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