Bhattarai in talks with NC for poll alliance

Published On: October 16, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) Chairman Baburam Bhattarai has started negotiations with the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) for electoral adjustments in the upcoming elections.
Bhattarai started negotiations with the NC after quitting the UML-led left alliance. He decided to quit the UML-led alliance after disagreement over adjusting constituencies.
NSPN leader Ganga Shrestha said there has been an understanding between the two parties that NC would support NSPN in Gorkha constituency 2 while NSPN would support NC in the Gorkha constituency 1. 
Former Prime Minister Bhattarai is contesting the federal election from Gorkha constituency 2. 

Meanwhile, NC chief whip Chin Kaji Shrestha said that Bhattarai has made such proposal with NC. “Bhattarai has put forth the proposal with NC. But there has not been any agreement or understanding between the two parties yet,” said the NC chief whip who is also from Gorkha district, said.
Sources said although NC leader Kamala Panta is opposed to conceding the Gorkha constituency to NSPN chief Bhattarai, top NC leaders are positive about Bhattarai's proposal. 

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