Leaders cast votes in local polls (in pics)

NL Today

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Kathmandu: Leaders of different political parties have cast their votes in the local-level elections on Friday. They reached their respective polling centers to cast votes.

Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand voted in the local election from the Jyoti Higher Secondary School-based polling station at Tilottama municipality-8 in Rupandehi.

Likewise, Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel cast his ballot in the local elections from the Satyawati Secondary School-based polling station in Byas municipality of Tanahun.

Taking to media after the voting, the leader said the country’s development and progress was possible through the effective implementation of federalism.  As he viewed, local levels would contribute to the holistic development of the country.

CPN (Maoist Center) Chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ cast his ballot in the local election from the polling station based in Nepal Police School, Shantipur of Bharatpur Metropolis-14.

Talking to media after the voting, the leader urged voters to exercise their right to vote with confidence and enthusiasm.  He described the local level as the foundation for people’s trust and prosperity, peace and stability in the nation.

Responding to a journalist query, he said,” Winning and losing should be taken as a part of the election.”   He took time to explain that the existing electoral alliance among the five political parties was the need of the hour.

Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma cast his vote in the local elections from the Kabi Shiromani Polling Station at Mechinagar municipality-9 in Jhapa.

He reached the polling center this morning to take part in the voting. Taking to media persons on the occasion, he said the voting under the local polls is taking place enthusiastically across the country.

There are 900,202 voters: 45,090 females and 45,112 are males in the Mehinagar and 35 polling stations followed by 102 polling centers have been set up for the voting, according to election officer Bed Raj Phuyal.

Among 320 election candidates for several posts, one Dalit woman member from the CPN-UML has been already elected unopposed.

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has voted in the local election from Sindhupalchowk. He reached the Setidevi Panchakanya Secondary School-based polling station at Kubhinde of Chautara Sangachokgadhi municipality-4 to cast his ballot in the election that kicked off simultaneously at 7 am today.

Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi, cast his vote in the local election from the Sano Gaucharan Height-based polling station at Mid Baneshwor.

Private secretariat of the former chair confirmed that he exercised his franchise in the local polls.

Likewise, National Assembly (NA) Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina visited the Pashupati Secondary School polling station at Modi rural municipality in Parbat to cast his ballot in the local election underway across the country since 7 am today.

He voted from the Pashupati Secondary School ‘B’ polling booth at Ramja of Modi-7.  He arrived here two days before to take part in the voting for the local polls.

Photos: RSS

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