Elections 2017: UML asks rebels to withdraw candidaciesThe CPN-UML, which leads the left alliance with CPN (Maoist Centre), has warned rebel candidates of stringent action if they failed to withdraw their candidacies.
The CPN-UML, which leads the left alliance with CPN (Maoist Centre), has warned rebel candidates of stringent action if they failed to withdraw their candidacies.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Chairman of party’s Central Discipline Commission Amrit Kumar Bohora has urged them to withdraw their candidacy and support the authentic candidates of the left alliance or face the action.
Stating that the party could not incorporate many important people due to the limited number of seats after forging the alliance, Bohara said the party would create an environment to discuss over the dissatisfaction.
“The party has been seriously concerned over the public statements made against the party, non-cooperation during election campaign and filing candidacy against the party’s authentic candidates,” he said, urging such candidates to put forth their issues within the party.
“Party would be forced to take action against those violating the party procedures and discipline,” he warned.
Many UML leaders have filed rebel candidacies at different constituencies for the second phase of elections scheduled for December 7.
As per the Election Commission’s schedule, candidates can withdraw their candidacy until 1pm on Sunday. Though all the rebel candidates had withdrawn their candidacies for the first phase of polls, parties have been desperately trying to convince the rebels to follow suit in the second phase of polls.
People of Daubashi set to boycott polls again
SYANGJA: People living in Daubashi, Bhirkot Municipality-4 (formerly Chhangchhangdi-7) of Syangja warned of giving a pass to the upcoming federal and provincial elections in protest against local restructuring. Objecting the Local Level Restructuring Commission, the villagers had also boycotted the local level elections.
They said the government had failed to address their demand—to include the then Chhangchhangdi-7 in Waling Municipality.
Having been victimised by the government decision, local man Dil Bahadur Thapa said, the residents of Daubashi have reached a conclusion to boycott the upcoming polls. “Why should we cast votes for the leaders who don’t take initiatives to address our demand?” asked Thapa.
According to the District Election Office, there are 107 registered voters in the ward. People have not even made their voter ID cards, claiming that “the controversial demarcation” has left them disadvantaged.
“The administrative centre of Bhirkot Municipality is not situated at a convenient location. Waling bazaar is closer to our ward. We have been urging the concerned authorities to include our village in Waling for a long time, but to no avail,” said another local, Indra Bahadur Thapa.