Poll preparations over: Home Minister Sharma

Home Minister Janardan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Home Minister Janardan Sharma on Saturday said all preparations for the third rounds of local elections scheduled for September 18 in Province 2 has been completed.

He also urged voters to exercise their franchise without any inhibition as security for voters has all been arranged. He was speaking at a face-to-face program at Reporters Club Nepal in the Capital.

An environment has also been created for holding the polls in a peaceful and fear-free way, he said.

The Home Ministry acting on the central security policy has made arrangements to provide security during the polls, through three layers of security position with Nepal Police on the first line, Armed Police Force on the second, and Nepal Army on the third, he said.