news post by Ankush on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Nepal will close its borders with India for 3 days over security reasons ahead of the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled to be held on November 26, officials said. The crossing points with India in Nepal’s Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari districts will be sealed. The second phase of the elections will be held on December 7.
Nepal shares Jhulaghat of Baitadi District, northern areas on the edge of the Mahakali River and Darchula’s Khalanga, Dattu and Joljibi border crossings with India.
The local administrative body of Baitadi and Darchula districts have tightened security in the border areas.
“The border crossings will remain closed from midnight of 23rd November for three days. We have made special arrangements for the passing of ambulances and other emergency vehicles,” Baitadi’s Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi told to Media Agency over phone.
The election will cover Baitadi, Darchula, Bajhang and Bajura.
Local administrative bodies have banned the sale and consumption of alcohol from Tuesday till Sunday. (ANI)