Kathmandu: The election code of conduct meant for the House of Representatives (HoR) by-election scheduled to take place on April 23 shall come into force from tomorrow, Friday. According to the Election Commission, the code of conduct shall remain in force in Chitwan, Bara and Tahanu districts from April 7 to till the completion of the election.
EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Paudel said the EC is implementing the code of conduct by exercising the right granted to it by the clause 22 of the Election Act, 2017 and the clause 1 of the Election Code of Conduct, 2079 BS.
The lower house by-elections are taking place in Chitwan constituency-2, Bara-2 and Tanahu-1. Federal government and government ministers, province government and province ministers, constitutional bodies and their officials, Nepal government or province government bodies and their officials, local executive and its members, employees of federal, province and local levels, security bodies, security personnel and employees are required to be abiding by the election code of conduct.
Likewise, government and semi-government offices and public organizations and their employees political parties and their sister organisations, candidates and the their relatives, political parties and election representatives of candidates, people holding the public post, observation committee officials and monitors, observation institutions and observers, media and its employees, journalists, private and non-government organizations and their officials and employees, schools, universities and their teachers and employees, voters, development partners, projects operated by the government and semi-government levels and their employees, bodies and people engaged in voter education programmes, private banks and finances, cooperatives, corporate and industries and their officials, employees and workers officials of goods and service providing sectors, their employees and workers shall abide by the election code of conduct.