India to gift vehicles to ECThe government of India is handing over various types of vehicles to the Elections Commission on Monday.
The government of India is handing over various types of vehicles to the Elections Commission on Monday.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri will hand over the vehicles to Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, for use during the local level elections scheduled for May 14 and June 14.
Five days after the telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian assistance was announced.
Apart from the EC’s request, the government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, had requested New Delhi for another 1,000 vehicles.
According to the sources, the Indian aid includes 35 double cabin pickups, 7 jeeps, 4 sedans, 1 SUV, 1 minibus, 1 microbus, 30 motorcycles and 7 scooters. The vehicles were procured at a total cost of Rs89.17 million, sources said.
During the second Constituent Assembly elections, India had gifted 48 vehicles to the EC and 716 vehicles to the security agencies.