UML leaders to study situation in Province 2The main opposition CPN-UML has decided to send the party’s major leaders to Province 2 to take stock of the ground reality, as part of its preparations for the third phase of local level elections scheduled for September 18.
The main opposition CPN-UML has decided to send the party’s major leaders to Province 2 to take stock of the ground reality, as part of its preparations for the third phase of local level elections scheduled for September 18.
A secretariat meeting of the party decided to deploy central leaders including the general secretary, two deputy general secretaries and five secretaries to the eight districts of Province 2 to study the situation.
General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel has been assigned to visit Parsa, Deputy General Secretary Bishnu Poudel will reach Bara while another Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal will assess the party’s position in Rautahat district.
The five secretaries will tour five different districts in the province. Pradeep Gyawali would reach Siraha, Yogesh Bhattarai Dhanusha, Gokarna Bista Sarlahi, Bhim Acharya Saptari while Prithvi Subba Gurung will head for Mahottari district.
According to a deputy general secretary, the leaders are expected to present their reports by August 4. The assigned leaders will leave Kathmandu starting on Saturday. The party that won the highest number of positions in the two phases of local level elections will devise its poll strategy after studying the reports.
UML leader Krishna Gopal Shrestha said the party would begin its election campaigns by setting up its secretariats at three places—Rautahat, Bardibas and Janakpur. Province 2 coordinator of the party Satya Narayan Mandal and deputy coordinator Nagendra Chaudhary are already active in the party’s campaigns.
NC wants to stop RJP from joining polls: Oli
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has accused the ruling Nepali Congress of keeping the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal away from the polls with an aim to win more electoral seats.
On his return from a weeklong visit to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, Oli claimed at the Tribhuvan International Airport that the NC blocked the way for a willing RJP-N to participate in the second phase of local polls.
The agitating RJP-N has been accusing the UML of standing against its major demand of constitution amendment as a proposal has been stuck in Parliament in the lack of a two-thirds majority in favour of the bill.
Oli charged that the NC has been plotting not to let the RJP-N join the polls by putting the amendment proposal to a vote in the House without garnering the necessary votes.
Former PM Oli said the federal polls should be held ahead of the provincial elections to ensure implementation of the constitution as a failure to meet the constitutional deadline would be risky for the federal democratic republic taking root.