Kapilvastu, May 10
A Nepali Congress candidate fighting for the post of deputy mayor of the Maharajgunj municipality of the Kapilvastu district in Lumbini died on Tuesday morning.
Following that, the Election Commission is preparing to postpone the voting scheduled to be held Friday there.
Shubhawati Kurmi died at around 1 am today, according to her brother-in-law Ram Krishna Chaudhary.
Kurmi was acting in her election campaign on Monday. After she experienced some problems in her chest, she was taken to the Taulihawa Hospital in the district. She breathed her last during treatment there.
Maharajgunj’s Election Officer Tejendra Prasad Sharma says the Election Commission has already been informed of the incident, and the next steps will be taken after the commission’s directive.
The election law has it that if any candidate dies less than seven days before the voting, the voting gets postponed to the next date to allow the party to find another candidate to replace the deceased.