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'No poll date change'



NEPALGUNJ: Election Commissioner Ila Sharma on Monday said any change in the election schedule will only abort the November 19 Constituent Assembly election. Speaking at a press conference, she ruled out the possibility of change in election schedule. “Whatever date has been fixed is very suitable given the weather condition. The EC too is fully prepared. Now, no change can be accommodated. If there are changes, the poll will have to be deferred,” Sharma said. She said about 250,000 persons, including EC staff, were being trained to monitor polls.

It’s a referendum: KC

BUTWAL: Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC said on Sunday that the November 19 CA election would be a referendum pitting pro-federalist forces against anti-federalists. He said the new CA too wouldn’t be able to write a constitution unless major parties forged consensus on the issue of federalism. Speaking at his party’s election publicity programme in Butwal, KC urged people to vote against federalism. Stating that the first CA had failed to promulgate a statute due to dispute over federalism, KC argued that federalism would not be sustainable in Nepal.

Woman kills hubby

BIRATNAGAR: Unable to bear torture, Sanja Sardar of Hattimuda, Morang slit her husband Bechanlal’s throat on Sunday. Police made her public on Monday at a press conference at the district police office. She confessed, saying she had to kill him as she was fed up of her husband who tortured her under the influence of alcohol, almost daily.

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