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The current election is considered to be one of the most important step towards the future of Nepal as a country. For that reason, most of the artists of the Nepali film industry have been actively participating in the election awareness. Most of them have joined one of the many political parties and those who haven’t joined any party are also actively participating in the awareness of people about their voting rights.
Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal is going to vote in the constituency no. 6 in Kathamndu. He is not affiliated to any party and he is also asking everybody to vote in the election.
Actress Karishma Manandhar is voting at Kathmandu constituency no. 3. Karishma is also one of the few artists who is not a member of any political party. She has also been asking every Nepali to vote the truthful and capable person in the election.
The top actress in the industry, Rekha Thapa won’t be voting in the election because she forgot to register her name in the voter’s list. Because of that mistake she had to loose her candidacy in the election.
Actress Priyanka Karki is a supporter of Gagan Thapa. She is voting in Kathmandu Constituency no. 4 and will be voting by considering the capabilities of the candidate, not because of the party. Actor Gajit Bista will be voting in constituency no. 1.
The election is going through a very tough time because of the problems created by the Vaiday faction of CPN (Maoist). Although the situation is very adverse, the artists have told that they will be practicing their rights and vote in the election.
On the election day, the government is not allowing any vehicles to run on roads. No voters are allowed to take their cell phones or camera to the polling stations. The voters have lined up before the voting stations opened and all the streets are empty in Kathmandu.
Himgyap Tasi was happy to be the first voter of the day: “Yes! I did it… First Voter of the day 6:58 am.”
Nirmal Sharma (Gaida of ‘Tito Satya’) votes:
Ex-Miss Nepal Malvika Subba votes:
Ex-Miss Nepal Sadichha Shrestha votes:
Sadichha says, “So I took part in the elections and voted for the first time. I am impressed on how well it was managed and how the volunteers were friendly and helpful with all the participants. To vote is your right and your duty. Do be a part of it. Wish everyone a peaceful election. I am happy.”
Subexya Bhadel, fashion designer voted and enjoys the empty road:
Actress Nisha Adhikari shares the voting experience:
Uddav Poudel, a film producer and RPP Nepal candidate votes:
Singer Astha Raut’s finger after voting:
Actor/director Dinesh DC expressed his happiness on seeing a long line to vote:
Singer Rajesh Payal Rai votes:
Actress Keki Adhikari also shared the photo after voting (Keki’s election updates in her fan site):
Actress Priyanka Karki kisses her finger after voting:
Rajesh Hamal votes
Actor Jiwan Luitel votes: