UML, Maoist Centre launch joint campaignThe CPN (Maoist Centre) has fielded its candidates for one federal seat and two provincial seats “A” and “B” in Rolpa district for the upcoming elections.
The CPN (Maoist Centre) has fielded its candidates for one federal seat and two provincial seats “A” and “B” in Rolpa district for the upcoming elections.
After two parties CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre agreed to forge an electoral alliance in the district, the Maoists fielded heavyweight Barshaman Pun for the federal parliamentary seat. For provincial elections, Maoist leaders Kul Prasad KC and Dipendra Kumar Pun Magar have been picked by the alliance, said Hari Prasad Ghartimagar, district chairman of the UML.
Both the UML and the Maoists are conducting a joint campaign with an aim to defeat Nepali Congress candidates in the district. “We have formed a joint committee
for election campaign,” said UML district Chairman Ghartimagar.
The UML had recommended names of Chair Ghartimagar and Parsaram Ghartimagar for provincial elections. Even in the first parliamentary elections of 1991, Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Barman Budha, candidates of the then Janamorcha, won the election in the two constituencies of Rolpa in alliance with the CPN (Marxist-Leninist).
“I have a dream to become a candidate from my birthplace. Now I’m a common candidate of the left alliance in my area,” said Maoist Centre leader Pun, adding that his success would help open the door to socialism. Pun’s rival is NC district President Amar Singh Pun.