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Nepal Regional Voting 2022: Country Closes Borders With India and China 72 Hours Prior to Elections

Kathmandu, May 11: According to the Interior Ministry, Nepal closed the border between India and China for 72 hours prior to a local poll scheduled for Friday.

The ministry said the government has decided to close the border to prevent adverse incidents during polls in 753 local units.

A provincial spokesman, Phanindra Mani Pokharel, said a directive was issued to the respective management offices in the districts adjacent to India and China to implement the recommendations. Nepalese government bans imports of luxury goods until mid-July 2022 as the economic crisis worsens

Adjacent districts are required to stop all movement except ambulance crews for 72 hours.

Political parties are preparing for Friday’s elections, which will come after a five-year gap. Nepal curbs imports of cars and other necessities amid declining foreign exchange reserves

The ruling alliance, major opponents, CPN-UML, and Madheshi-based parties are challenging the vote.

Nepal shares a border of 1,880 km with India and 1,414 km with China.

Of the 77 districts, 42 border with India, China, or both.

(The above story was first published on May 11, 2022 at 11:15 am IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please. latestly.com).

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