Senior leaders permitted to use helicopter

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Kathmandu, Nov. 6: The Election Commission has granted permission to leaders of various political parties to use helicopter in course of their respective campaigning for the November 19 CA elections.

Accordingly, NC president Sushil Koirala has been granted to use a helicopter to travel to Sankhuwasabha while senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has received permission to use a helicopter to go to Dadeldhura, Bajura, Accham and Bajhang.

Likewise, the Commission permitted UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal  to travel to Sindhuli in a helicopter and the same to Dr Baburam Bhattarai, who will travel to Humla, Bajura, Dailekh and Mugu, according to EC Spokesperson Bir Bahadur Rai.

Similarly, CPN-UML Leader KP Oli will use a helicopter to travel to Darchula while RPP Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa will be using a helicopter to travel to Jajarkot, Dailekh and Salyan.

As per the election code of conduct, the leaders are required to take prior approval of the Commission to use a helicopter for election campaigning.

 Helicopter used to transport election materials

Election materials essential for the November 19 CA elections have been transported by a helicopter in Bajhang district.

The transportation via air had to be made in consideration of the problem of land transport facility and in view of the law and order, said Chief Election Officer Ramesh Prasad Gyawali.

The helicopter has been used to ferry election materials to Bajhang, Bajura and Baitedi districts.

The election materials including ballot paper, voter’s list, ballot box, swastika stamp and ink will be transported to the polling centres from November 11, Gyawali said. The employee selection and security management has also reached the final phase.

The only thing that is yet to arrive from the Election Commission in Kathmandu is the identity card of the voters in the biometric list. RSS

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