Balen’s explanation through social media during the silence period
Independent candidate and popular rapper Balen Shah, running for the post of mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, has objected to the rumor spread about him that he has joined any party or supported any party candidate. Explaining the same Shah has posted a status on social media.
He has stated that while it was illegal and undemocratic to use one’s silence to attack one’s existence, ideas, message and the reality, it was even more unfair to the voters.
He wrote on social media, “We strongly deny any attempt about the baseless rumors such as joining a party or supporting a candidate of a party. We are free and, before the silence period, we have done nothing but enter the doorsteps of the voters and seek for the support of our own voters. “
He also appealed to the government, the Election Commission and the voters to be aware of such rumors and the elements that spread rumors.