EC objects to Mainali’s remarks, seeks atmosphere to keep him disciplined

Supreme Court, Election Commission, Election of House of Representatives and Province Assembly

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government to create an atmosphere so that it could keep EC former secretary Gopinath Mainali within bounds of professional and moral discipline.

In a press statement today, the EC has accused Secretary Mainali of giving illusory and baseless statements regarding his recent transfer, going against the Civil Service discipline. He is also accused of undermining the impartiality, independence and dignity of the constitutional body and labeling baseless charges against the EC officials thus spreading illusion among the people.

It has said its attention has been drawn to ‘baseless’ and ‘biased’ remarks published in mass and social media regarding his transfer from the EC to the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Recalling the successful completion of the first round of local level elections with
as it said guarantee of all timely pre-poll arrangements including the printing of name lists of over 14 million voters and operation of voter education classes, the EC has said the election was held in a free, fair and peaceful atmosphere.

The EC entire team had worked around the clock with full dedication even in an uncomfortable situation to make the first round of election successful, the EC said in the statement issued by its Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma.

The EC further added that all preparations for the second round of election taking place on Wednesday have been completed, urging voters to confidently take part in it.