For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA). March 31, 2008.

1. CPN Maoist cadres attacked Mr. Ek Nath Ranabhat, Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for Chitawan constituency – two this morning around 900 hours at Jirauna Chowk in Jutpani VDC, Chitwan district. Mr. Ranabhat along with his team was on his way to electoral canvassing. The vehicle used by the team was vandalised where three NC cadres were injured.

The above incident draws attention to following codes of ‘The Code of Conduct on Election to Members of the Constituent Assembly 2007’:

Code No 33 – No person shall stop, detain or block any candidate from canvassing election for election by committing such acts as using or showing fear, threat or terror or intimidation or force nor shall do, or caused to be done, any act in such a manner as to cause direct or indirect impacting the election.

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