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Nepal Govt. prepares to postpone polls for province no. 2

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

Kathmandu [Nepal], June 15 (ANI): The has made preparations to postpone the local level in province number two.

The decision of the came after their meeting with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party- on Thursday.

The Madhesh-based parties are active in province two.

"Upon the suggestion from the commission, polling in province number 2 to be commenced in third phase and upon the suggestion, the date for nomination for is thought to be postponed back by one or two days. The will go for consultations with the commission today," Pampha Bhusal, Spokesperson of CPN (Centre) said.

Now, the province number 1, 5 and 7 will go for polls on June 28.

The Madhesh-based parties are yet to disclose their views over the preparation as they are still waiting for the confirmation from the

"We had talks over our demands. Regarding that the has responded positively. They will decide over it and what they decide on that basis we will give our reaction," Sharad Singh Bhandari of RJP- N said after the meeting.

The ruling alliance is also set to push back the date for the nominations along with the preparations to formally announce the postponement of the

As per the previous schedule the date for the filing of nomination is on Friday (16 June).

According to the sources, the government's decision to postpone the comes as per the will by the RJP-N and the commission itself.

The third phase poll is also expected to be held on October or November.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 15:59 IST