CHITWAN: CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli doubted the rationale behind the government's decision to hold local level elections in some provinces in the second phase on June 14.

"There is something fishy about the decision to hold elections in second phase. It seems to be planning to rig the election by presenting a popular budget on May 29," he said, speaking at an election meeting organised by CPN-UML Chitwan at Narayangadh Bus Park on Thursday. "Besides, The Muslim community in the country will be celebrating their month-long Ramadan festival from May 29. How can they vote

"Besides, The Muslim community in the country will be celebrating their month-long Ramadan festival from May 29. How can they vote without even drinking water?" he asked.Further he said his party was in

Further, he said his party was in favour of peaceful elections, but others had taken to terrorising people. Terror can never win the hearts of people," he said. Referring to the CPN-MC-NC eletoral alliance in Bharatpur, Oli charged that Deuba was supporting a Maoist candidate for mayor because he was lured by the post of prime Minister.