Voters unhappy that martyrs family were not given tickets
September 10, 2017 02:50 PM NPT
GAUSHALA, September 10: Local voters here are sad that the martyr family of Jaleswar municipality-8, Mahottari that lost two members in last year's Madhesh movement was not given tickets to stand in the upcoming local level elections.
Binaya Chaudhary of Jaleswar-8 had lost both his father and son in the movement. And he was tipped to be nominated as a candidate by the Rastriya Janata Party. However, the RJP decided otherwise at the last moment, to the disappointment of the local voters.
Chaudhary's 16-year-old son Rohan was returning home after taking private tuition classes in the district headquarters Jaleswar and his 70-year-old father Ganesh Prasad was returning home after buying vegetables at the local market in Jaleswar when they were killed in police firing in September last year.
Voters had demanded ticket to Binaya and were confident that he would get a nomination for a major post in the Jaleswar municipality.
RJP-Nepal has not made Binaya a candidate of any post. A local voter Manoj Kumar Thakur said that the RJP-Nepal has disrespected the Martyr family by not making Binaj as a candidate for any post.
Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party District Chairman of RJP-Nepal, Abhiram Sharma, however, said that Binaya would be nominated to a post after RJP-Nepal wins the election in the Municipality.
The RJP-N has fielded Ram Shankar Mishra for mayor in Jaleshwor Municipality. Instead of giving the ticket for any member of a family of ward-8 in the municipality that has got its two members killed during the Madhes movement, the RJP-N has chosen Naresh Singh, brother of Suresh Singh who is a leader of Sadbhawana Party, a coalition partner in the RJP-N, the family complained.
A local resident of Jaleshwor Municipality Musaphir Sah also hit out at the RJP-N's apathy to martyr family members by not prioritizing them in giving the ticket in the polls. Nine people including one woman were killed in the movement last year. RSS