Nepal SC orders re-polling in ward 19 of Bharatpur

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Kathmandu (Nepal), July 31 (ANI): The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered fresh election in Ward Number 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.A division bench of justices Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari passed the verdict, quashing the writ petition filed against the Election Commission (EC)’s decision to conduct a fresh poll after the CPN (Maoist Center) polling agents deliberately tore 90 ballot papers while vote counting was still underway. In an alleged tearing of 90 ballots by the CPN (Maoist-Centre) during the counting of the first phase of elections, the Supreme Court which received the petition on June 4, had earlier pushed forward the date of hearing four times before announcing the final ruling.

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