Four days holiday for CA election

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Kathmandu, Apr 1 (UNI) The government has decided to announce a four-day holiday keeping in view the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) on April 10, Nepal Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula said today.

Speaking at an interaction programme at the Reporters Club in the capital today, Mr Sitaula said the cabinet meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow would make an official announcement regarding the same.

''The government is preparing to announce a four-day holiday in a bid to make the historic Constituent Assembly election a success,'' the Minister said, adding that anyone trying to disrupt the polls would be seriously dealt with.

The Home Minister said that the government is committed towards the safety of the people during the polls and would make sure that the polls are held successfully.

He also admitted that despite continuous efforts the government had not been able to persuade the armed groups operating in Terai to come to the negotiating table.

''The government is always ready for talks with them (armed Terai groups). But in spite of it if anything is done to disrupt the election then it would entirely be unacceptable to the government and the Nepali people. The government will take tough measures to check such activities,'' Nepalnews quoted him as saying.

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