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RJP-N says won’t resort to violence
Jun 28, 2017-
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, which had earlier warned of disrupting the second phase of local elections, has said it will continue its protests but won’t resort to violence on Wednesday when voting will take place in Provinces 1, 5 and 7. Our party will hold peaceful protests on the day of voting, said RJP-N Chairman Mahantha Thakur.
The RJP-N had earlier announced strong protests against the second phase polls but it decided to soften its stance after the government postponed polls in Province 2 until September 18.
“Our party will follow the policy of non-violence and non-cooperation,” said Thakur.
The agitating party, which has been demanding an amendment to the constitution, had also tried to foil the nominations on June 18. But it could not stop its own leaders and cadres from contesting the elections as independent candidates in some parts of the three provinces.
Published: 28-06-2017 07:44