Bibeksheel Nepali picks 21-yr-old Ranju for Kathmandu MayorBibeksheel Nepali Party has nominated 21-year-old Ranju Darshana to run for the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.
Bibeksheel Nepali Party has nominated 21-year-old Ranju Darshana to run for the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.
Ranju was picked after she expressed her interest to contest for Mayoral post on behalf of the party based on the party’s ‘open candidacy policy’ for the upcoming local elections, the party said in a statement on Tuesday.
Darshana is the only lady vying for mayoral post in the upcoming local polls. The party has claimed that she is the youngest candidate in Nepal’s election history.
“Acknowledging the role of young new generation to fulfill the dream of this generation in solving the underlying local problems, we nominate Ranju,” said Bibeksheel Nepali Chairman Ujjwal Thapa.
“We also realise that the city like Kathmandu requires a highly capable team to lead and we have made necessary preparations towards that end,” Chairman Thapa said.
Ranju Darshana was born in Kathmandu and she is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Development Studies.
“I expect your support and assistance in establishing Kathmandu as the world’s most beautiful city. We can together break the old political syndicate in Kathmandu,” said Darshana in the statement.
The party has said it would soon announce its candidates for Kathmandu’s deputy mayor, ward chairperson and members.