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Supreme Court refuses to stay polls in Parasi, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu

Supreme Court of Nepal

Kathmandu, June 23

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to issue a stay order postponing local level elections in Parasi area of Nawalparasi as well as Rupandehi and Kapilbastu districts.

Advocate Sunil Kumar Patel had filed a petition at the apex court demanding postponement of elections in 11 districts including eight of Province 2 and three of Province 5.

The government has already deferred the polls in Province 2 till September 18.

A division bench of Justice duo Mira Khadka and Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada refused to stay the polls citing election programmes had already begun; and candidacy filing and distribution of election symbols had already been over.

 

Earlier, the court had issued a show cause notice to the government on this issue.

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