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 In a First, Nepal Likely to Allow People of Indian Origin to Contest Local Body Polls
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In a First, Nepal Likely to Allow People of Indian Origin to Contest Local Body Polls
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes the President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari during her ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Lucknow: People of Indian origin in Nepal may soon be allowed to contest local body elections in May this year. People residing in border areas of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which is also known as the Tarai region, may be allowed to contest local body polls.

After a seven months long agitation, authorities in Nepal have decided to amend the constitution and allow people living in this region, where marriages across the border are a common practice, to contest local body elections in Nepal.

The demands made by Madhesis, the local tribe, who live on both sides of the border, led to multiple protests and road blockades in the past. The proposed constitution amendment will have to be made before May 14, when Nepal will have local body elections after nearly two decades.

After the Cabinet decision on the issue, the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led coalition government discussed it with the Election Commission of Nepal. Soon, an agreement was reached with the Madhesis, sources said.

The decision to give permission to Madhesis to contest local body elections was taken last Sunday after Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari returned from her five-day India visit, sources told News18.

A big region of Bihar, known as Mithila, is spread along the Indo-Nepal border. This region has influenced culture and traditions of Nepal to a great extent. The areas of Uttar Pradesh close to Nepal border include the hometown of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Gorakhpur and Bahraich.

http://www.news18.com/news/india/in-a-first-nepal-likely-to-allow-indians-to-contest-local-body-polls-1385217.html


 


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