Kathmandu, Nepal: The allegation labeled to the office bearers of the Election Commission (EC) of embellishing billions of rupees during the recently concluded three tiers of elections is being settled through backdoor negotiations with the office bearers of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and Office of the Auditor General (OAG).
As the office bearers of the three constitutional bodies- EC, CIAA and the OAG have repeatedly been holding meetings without specifying any specific agendas, it is predicted that there would have an attempt to cover-up the alleged embezzlement.
As the meeting with the CIAA and the OAG was dragged into controversies, the EC has also hold a meeting with the office bearers of the Public Service Commission (PSC) including the CIAA and the OAG on the name of continuing the tradition of having meeting among the constitutional bodies.
The meeting among the constitutional bodies would not be a matter of suspicion because such a meeting used to be held in the past as well. But meetings held immediately after elections has left space to be suspicions.
The EC office bearers have been accused of spending money arbitrarily in the elections. As the EC had refused aid from foreign donors, space is left to suspect of financial irregularities as donors used to extend support to EC in kind instead of cash. About 27 billion rupees was spent during the three tiers of elections.