Muslim community in Nepal requests PM Dahal to reschedule second-phase polls citing Eid al-Fitr festival

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KATHMANDU – Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been demanded to reconsider the rescheduled date of the second round of the local level elections reasoning that Muslim’s festival Eid-ul-Fitr falls on the election day of June 23. The representatives of the Muslim community submitted a memorandum to PM Dahal and made such demand Tuesday. Receiving the memorandum, PM Dahal said, “Government is positive on your demand, and would take

The representatives of the Muslim community submitted a memorandum to PM Dahal and made such demand Tuesday. Receiving the memorandum, PM Dahal said, “Government is positive on your demand, and would take a decision by holding the discussion with the Election Commission and the political parties.” On the occasion, PM Dahal said the government has expected all Nepalis’ support and cooperation to make the second round of local election successful. “The election date is fixed for Asar. We’re worried if monsoon affects

On the occasion, PM Dahal said the government has expected all Nepalis’ support and cooperation to make the second round of local election successful. “The election date is fixed for Asar. We’re worried if monsoon affects the election. But, the election must be held at any cost because the election would help country end the political transition for the stability and development.” The PM further said, “If the election is not held, it will be difficult for us to institutionalize the achievements as federalism, secularism, and Republic.”