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Nepal Parliament prorogued, fate of second phase poll unknown

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

Nepal's House Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Thursday prorogued Parliament, leaving the fate of the second phase of local body polls unknown and undecided.

Agitating parties have been consistent in their demand that local body polls cannot take place without a consensus being reached on the Constitution Amendment.

The on Thursday accepted some of the demands of the Madhesh and Tharuhat movements and also agreed to facilitate the release of political prisoners.

on Sunday held the first phase of local elections after nearly two decades in three of the seven provinces which witnessed a 73 percent turnout.

The holding of in remaining provinces remains uncertain for now.

The low lying areas where the second phase of is scheduled to be held have nine million voters and the electoral body of Nepal, Commission, is set to start the preparations for the election from next week.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:50 IST