Nepal Votes for Democracy and People’s Rights : 2nd Nepal Election Polls Update

Nepal Election

The Second rounds of election started here in Nepal with the terror and political pressure of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in southern side trying to oppose the 2nd phase of the Nepal Election in every possible way. The Madhesh was pretty much tensed with political issues that has prolonged into a turmoil situation of deadlock. However, the newly formed alliance of six Madhesi parties decided to boycott the election process after the government did not address their demands. The RJPN has 25 seats in the parliament. Especially in the terai region the new adopted constitution, has sparked months of protests leaving 52 people dead.

According to Nepal Election Commission, “ 71 % votes were casted during the second phase of local level elections on Wednesday. Bajura has the highest number of voters’ with 80 percent votes and Bhojpur has the least with 61 per cent. The second round of civic polls was held in 334 local levels including one metropolitan city, seven sub-metropolitan cities, 111 municipalities and 215 rural municipalities of 35 districts in Province 1, 5 and 7.”

Millions of people practiced their rights saying they believe in local level election. Around 162,000 security personnel were installed for security of the Nepal Election Campaign.

In Illam a bomb which was aimed at the polling center went off at 10:30 AM, Adarsha Adharbhut School located in Ward-7 of Ilam Municipality during the voting period. No causality was reported where the Nepal Army personnel handeled the situation. The voting has resumed as Nepal Army personnel controlled the situation.

Likewise, in dang Tulsipur Ward no 3 an unidentified group tried to exploded bomb targeting the election center which was dispose by Police Constable Durga Bahadur Rana by his bare hands escaping explosion by seconds.

According to RSS News Agency, “A jeep carrying police personnel escorting the vehicle of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba met with an accident along the Dhangadhi-Dadeldhura Bhimdatta Highway in Phaltude of Kailali district on Wednesday. Nine personnel have sustained injuries in the accident and two of them are critical as the jeep (Se 1 Ja 1503) turns turtle on the road, says Kailali District Police Office spokesperson Bir Bahadur Budha Magar. The Prime Minister was returning to Kathmandu via Dhangadhi from his home in Dadeldhura after casting his vote this morning.”

The first phase of municipal polls was held on May 14 and the third phase of local polls would be held in eight districts including Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha and Saptari on September 18 after the end of the monsoon rains.



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