Brothers stand in local election from different parties for same post

Published On: April 27, 2022 01:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 27: Brothers from the same family have registered their nominations for the post of ward chairperson in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City and Kohalpur Municipality. 

Two brothers from the same mother registered their candidature from different parties in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis-1. Binod Rijal from Nepali Congress and Pramod Rijal from CPN-UML have registered their candidacies for the post of ward chairperson. Binod, who was nominated by the Nepali Congress, started student politics in 2046 BS. He is currently the secretary of Tarun Dal, Banke. 

Binod's rival, his own brother Pramod, is also the ward chairman of the previous term. He was also the spokesperson for the sub-metropolis. Before becoming the ward chairman, Pramod was a lawyer.

Similarly, in Kohalpur Municipality, there will be competition between two brothers. There are 2,329 candidates for 421 posts in the eight local units of the district.

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