Politics

Parties often prioritise women candidates to cash in on sympathy votes

The fielding of a number of candidates in the upcoming by-elections fits a tendency to award election tickets to women after the demise of their husbands. Parties often prioritise women candidates to cash in on sympathy votes
Bidya Bhattarai, the wife of late Rabindra Adhikari, is contesting the Kaski-2 by-election on a Nepal Communist Party ticket.  Hemanta Shrestha /TKP
bookmark
Binod Ghimire
Published at : November 12, 2019
Updated at : November 21, 2019 14:33
Kathmandu

Binod Ghimire

Binod Ghimire covers parliamentary affairs and human rights for The Kathmandu Post. Since joining the Post in 2010, he has reported primarily on social issues, focusing on education and transitional justice.


Top