Incident Reports

Vote counting halted due to clash between cadres of Janata Samajwadi and Lokatantrik Samajwadi party in Mahottari


Madhes, Mahottari, Sonama

Counting of votes of the local level election was affected due to a clash between cadres of Janata Samajbadi Party and Loktantrik Samajbadi Party in Sonama rural municipality of Mahottari on May 14. According to the election officer, the clash erupted after a dispute regarding whether or not ballot papers with ink marks inside the symbol boxes should be counted as valid. 

According to the Election Office, Sonama, the clash took place shortly after the counting began. Only six votes were counted. According to election Officer Deepak Kumar Mishra, an all-party meeting will be held after the situation returns to normal.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation between Parties
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Janata Samajbadi Party
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party (LoSaPa)
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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