Over an issue of appeal to the voters in regard to the upcoming local level election, the Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from five journalists for violating election code of conducts. The journalists are asked to submit their response within 24 hours.
The EC has asked clarification from Chairman of Nepal Press Union Badri Sigdel, Chairman of Press Centre Nepal Bishnu Sapkota, Chairman of Socialist Press Organisation Shambhu Shrestha, Chairman of Press Forum Nepal Keshav Aryal and Secretary of Progressive Journalists’ Association Shyamlal Pokharel.
The EC stated that an appeal to the voters made by the five journalists asking vote for the candidates of the five-party left-democratic alliance was against the Election Code of Conduct, 2078 BS.
Clause 22 of the Election Code of Conduct, 2078 BS has stated that the journalists and employees working in the media houses should not publish and broadcast news for and against of any candidate.
Source: National News Agency Nepal