Kathmandu. The government has waived more than 24 billion in fines imposed by the Election Commission on more than 100,000 candidates in the local elections held on May 30 for not submitting their election expenses.
On the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, President Bidya Devi Bhandari waived the apology. The Supreme Court gave an interim order not to collect fines from all the candidates of the last local level elections, including the head of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Balendra Shah (Balen).
Immediately after that, the cabinet meeting held on February 4 decided to waive the fines of all. On the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, President Bhandari has waived the fine of Rs. According to the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, according to Article 276 of the Constitution of Nepal, the penalty was waived.
In the Election Act, there is a provision that the details of the expenses of the election must be submitted within 30 days from the date of publication of the election results. According to the law, if the elected representative does not pay the fine within that time period, his position will be revoked after 6 months.
If others do not understand, there is a legal system that cannot participate in any election for 6 years.