KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the security officials to provide full security to the people in view of upcoming elections.
Addressing a security seminar of province no 3 for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies in the capital on Monday, Prime Minister Deuba directed the security officials to create peaceful environment for voting by guaranteeing the security for the people as different groups including Biplav-led party were exercising to disrupt the elections.
PM Deuba who is also looking after the Home Ministry, said, “the constitution has been promulgated after a long struggle. Election is must for constitution implementation. People should get peaceful environment to cast their votes. Do not leave any stone unturned in security system to save the people’s voting rights.”
Similarly, Home Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota directed the security officials to pay attention in implementing security plan to ensure the security before election, during election and after election to hold the elections in a free and fearless manner.
He said, “Security challenges in elections have already been identified. Problems will be resolved after moving ahead with the effective security plans.”
Regional Administrator of the Central Development Region Reshmiraj Pandey familiarized about the security situation of all districts of province no 3 and plan prepared for election security for the province.
Security chiefs of each district had briefed the security conditions, challenges and measures to be implemented to control the security threat in the seminar.
It was discussed that the hooligans might be the major threat in Dolakha and Ramechhap while Biplav led cadres in Sindhuli and Kavrepalanchok.
Similarly, party protected ruffians are the major threat to security in Nuwakot and their possible connection with security officials and employees might be a challenge in Sindhupalchok district.
Collecting ballot boxes might be problematic in hilly Rasuwa while transportation problem in some parts of Lalitpur district.
Meanwhile, it was briefed that security strategy has been prepared accordingly to address such threats.
The meeting has concluded that the Biplav-led party may use Chitwan districts as its headquarters to launch anti-election activities.
The seminar was organized with an objective of holding discussion on various matters including security challenges to be surfaced during elections and measures to resolve them as well as to exchange experience on security action plan and arrangement of neighboring for peaceful election.
Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchok, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Dhading, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts are in the province.
Home Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota, Chief of General Staff of NA Purna Chandra Thapa, Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal, Inspector General of Armed Police Force Singha Bahadur Shrestha, Chief Director of National Investigation Department Dilip Regmi and high ranking officials of Defense and Home Ministries had attended the seminar. RSS