Incident Reports

Polling not started on time in Rukum East's Pelma due to dispute between Maoist Center and Nepali Congress


Lumbini, Rukum East, Putha Uttarganga, Ward 2

Voting on the election day in Puthauttarganga rural municipality-2, Pelma of Rukum (East) did not start on time due to dispute between Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) cadres.  According to the Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Khadka, the polling process has been delayed due to conflict between the parties. According to Khadka, Maoist Center and Congress cadres had clashed the previous day on Thursday. Nepali Congress demanded their injured cadres to be rescued on helicoptor but Maoist Center claimed that the injury were minor and not serious enough to require airlift through helicoptor. Congress refused to take part in the election until their cadres were airlifted, according to local journalist Sarjana Karki.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 2
National/Online Media