A boy carrying a bolster walks past a damaged temple after Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27. Reuters

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‘No bearing on national politics'

Although Khaleda Zia is hoping for a mandate against the government in city polls, Sheikh Hasina says local government election results cannot be construed as a national consensus. Do you agree with the prime minister?


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  • Yes - 79%

  • No - 21%


Total number of votes: 562

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