Incident Reports

UML takes out rally in Bharatpur demanding vote counting resumption


Bagmati, Chitawan, Bharatpur

CPN-UML has taken out a rally in Bharatpur, Chitwan, demanding to immediately resume the vote counting process. The counting had stopped after CPN (Maoist Center) cadres allegedly tore ballot papers from Bharatpur-19. The rally went through Pulchowk, Lions Chowk, Chaubis Kothi and converted into a corner assembly near the vote counting venue. The venue has been sealed and security has been stepped up in the area. Chitwan's chief election officer Kabi Prasad Neupane said they have informed about the incident to the Election Commission and any further process will be based on the EC's directive. UML's Devi Gyawali and CPN (MC)'s Renu Dahal are in the hunt for the Bharatpur Metropolitan City mayoral post. Gyawali lead Dahal by 733 before the counting was halted. The Nepali Congress and CPN (MC) coalition, however, has demanded re-election in Bharatpur-19.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Actor 1 - Number of people 100
Actor 1 - Affiliations UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
Election-related cause primary
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Chitwan , Local Newspaper - Saptari