Incident Reports

Biplav Maoist cadres try to foil elections in Chitwan; voting obstructed at a centre


Bagmati, Chitawan, Rapti, Ward 8

Voting has been obstructed at the Brahmasthani voting centre in Chitwan 1 after some cadres of a splinter Maoist group led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ tried to foil the elections.

The party has officially announced to “actively boycott” the elections.

The cadres entered the voting centre in Rapti municipality-8 and set the ballot boxes on fire, according to the constituency’s Election Officer Resham Raj Sigdel.

Police also opened fire in the air to control the situation.

Additional security personnel have been mobilised and efforts are underway to resume voting.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Arson
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Contestation regarding implementation and legitimacy of election
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
Election-related cause primary
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