28 October, Bheriganga (Surkhet). More than 14,000 security personnel have been mobilized across Karnali province for the provincial and representative assembly elections to be held on November 4.
According to the Karnali Province Police Office, 14,807 security personnel have been deployed in the province in view of the elections.
According to senior superintendent of police and office spokesperson Madhav Prasad Shrestha, 14,807 security personnel including 5,729 Nepal Police and 9,78 regular police personnel have been deployed at the polling station to make the polling fair and fearless.
In the ward where the polling station is located, the police will patrol on foot. Spokesperson Shrestha said, ‘In every municipality and rural municipality, security arrangements have been made by arranging vehicle mobile patrolling and reserve teams under the command of senior police officers. We are trying to make the election peaceful.
He said the decision was taken at the state level election security meeting from the state command post and helicopters were arranged for transportation of election material and ballot boxes after the elections in Humla, Dolpa and other districts due to snowfall and geographical difficulties. , “Now that snowfall has started in Upper Karnali districts, we have arranged helicopters to transport ballot boxes and other material,” he said.
More than 200 polling stations in Karnali are considered very sensitive from the point of view of security. Two hundred and sixty-seven polling stations are highly sensitive for elections to the House of Representatives of the State Legislative Assembly.
Necessary preparations have been intensified for the upcoming House of Representatives and state assembly elections in Karnali. Election offices in various districts of the state are engaged in pre-poll work. There are more than 10 lakh voters in Karnali.
Prohibition on sale and distribution of liquor
The district administration office has banned the sale and distribution of liquor in view of the provincial and representative assembly elections to be held on November 4. The District Administration Office has informed that in order to maintain peace and security in their respective districts, a disease has been imposed on the sale and distribution of liquor.
Chief District Officer Khagendra Prasad Rizal said that the sale and distribution of liquor has been banned in Surkhet from Friday.
He informed that it has been decided to completely stop the sale, distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages till the elections, effective from October 25, end.
Along with this, all the political parties, industrialists, traders, traders, mass media, general public of the district have been requested to cooperate in the implementation of the decision taken by the administration.
Prajya Rizal said that a decision has been taken to ban the transportation and sale of materials used in explosions like gas cylinders, pipes, sockets, pressure dogs, etc., 24 hours before the commencement of the polling.