PM Dahal proposes to conduct local election in two stages

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal holding a meeting with the leaders of five parties' at PM's official residence in Baluwatar on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. CM Prachanda/Twitter

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday has proposed to conduct local election in two stages.

During the meeting of five parties at PM's official residence in Baluwatar that PM summoned to deliberate on the contemporary issues and local polls, PM Dahal has proposed to hold the local elections in two stages- the first on May 14 and the second after 25 days of holding first phase election.

The leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center), CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) were present in the meeting.

The major five parties agreed to hold election on May 14 as per the government's plan even though the agitating Madhes-based parties have decided to boycott the election.

"The new constitution amendment bill was registered in the parliament as per the United Madhesi Democratic Front (UDMF) agreement. But now the Front has rejected the bill and announced its protest programs which created a kind of uncomfortable environment," Dahal said.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and Federal Alliance on April 16 had announced protest programs stating that the new amendment bill registered by the government is incomplete and full of flaws. The protest programs including rallies, sit-ins, mass demonstrations and strikes will be staged from April 18 to May 14 and will be participated by senior Madhesi leaders including Upendra Yadav, Rajendra Mahato and Mahanta Thakur, among others.


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