3 parties field aspirants from a single familyThree major parties have fielded three candidates from a family in the Phalelung Village Council of Panchthar district for the second phase of local polls scheduled for June 28.
Three major parties have fielded three candidates from a family in the Phalelung Village Council of Panchthar district for the second phase of local polls scheduled for June 28.
The CPN-UML has fielded Sujata Bantawa, 35, of Sidin in Phalelung-6 as the ward chairperson candidate. Neighbour Gyan Bahadur Rai said social worker Sujata is a popular figure in the village.
Sujata’s brother-in-law Dipak Rai, 32, is going to fight for the chairperson’s post from the Nepali Congress.
Dipak’s brother 45-year-old Mahendrabir Rai is the ward chairperson candidate from the CPN (Maoist Centre).
“We don’t have rivalry between us. We have told people to cast their votes as they will,” they said. There are 1,106 voters in the Village Council.
Election fever grips Jhapa
BIRTAMOD: Election campaigns have intensified in Jhapa district after the parties selected their candidates for the upcoming local level polls.
There are 15 local units (eight municipalities and seven Village Councils) in the district. There are 510,216 voters in Jhapa.
In Mechinagar, 72,794 people are eligible to vote, higher than in any other local unit in the district. The parties have started going door to door canvassing for the polls.
There are 283 polling stations and 637 centres in the district.
Campaign intensified in Ramadan
BANKE: Parties have intensified their election-related activities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the scorching heat of Nepalgunj.
Muslims, who observe a month-long fast, are also involved in election campaigns. Around 28 percent of the 62,517 voters in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis are Muslims.
Kamaruddin Rai, the proposed mayoral candidate of the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal, said the campaign keeps him busy.
Other proposed mayoral candidates of the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) are also busy with their campaigns.
Too many aspirants in Sarlahi
SARLAHI: The political parties are having a hard time selecting their candidates in Sarlahi district due to a high number of people aspiring to contest the upcoming local elections.
The Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) have yet to decide their
candidates. However, the CPN-UML has picked a few candidates.
Though the Rastriya Janata Party has not decided to join the local polls, some of the district-based leaders have reached Kathmandu to urge the central leadership to make them the candidates.