Oct. 20: The Election Commission recommended District Police Office, Rautahat to take action against CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is also a candidate for the House of Representatives from Rautahat-1, as per Election Offence and Punishment Act.
During his election campaign on Wednesday, Nepal had assured his voters that they would get job opportunities abroad for free. The commission sought a written clarification from Nepal today.
As the Act doesn’t allow candidates from being involved in any activities to influence the voters, the Commission has said Nepal’s assurance for the free job had breached the election law. “The district police have the authority for the investigation and file case at the district court,” Guru Wagle, assistant spokesperson at the commission said.
Once guilty of election offence, the person is liable to two years of jail and fine up to Rs 100,000 or both.