Although more than 100 persons indulging in anti-election activities were arrested from across the country, a pressure cooker bomb was hurled at the vehicle used by NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel while he was heading to Lamjung from his home town Tanahun.
“I escaped unhurt narrowly,” Poudel told Republica Online. I was sitting at the back of the vehicle. The assailants attacked the vehicle hiding in the bush above.”
According to Home Ministry spokesperson Narayan Prasad Sharma Dawadi, they have arrested more than 100 people and most of them are the cadres of Biplav-led Maoist party.
According to a report of RSS, Incidents of bomb attacks targeting the candidates have been on the rise recently.
Former speaker Onsari Gharti, DPM Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Minister Janardan Sharma and CPN MC leaders Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Barsha Man Pun, former Minister UML leader Sherdhan Rai, who were candidates from left alliance, were attacked with IEDs.
Similarly, Nepali Congress candidates and leaders Ram Chandra Poudel and Ram Sharan Mahat were also attacked with bombs.
However, Spokesperson Dawadi said though some anti-election groups have carried out incidents in some places in a clandestine manner, the local administration has been directed to check such activities. He also urged all voters to take part in the voting confidently, as law and order has been fully guaranteed.