Electoral alliance a must to safeguard democratic values: Minister Shrestha

Published On: September 27, 2022 09:32 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, has said two forces- progressive and regressive- were facing fierce battle in the upcoming November 20 election.

Speaking at an interaction on Monday, Minister Shrestha however expressed worries that politics of alliance slowed implementation and institutionalization of federalism. About the progress of dialogue among ruling partners on seat sharing for election, Minister Shrestha claimed that the parties had agreed in some 135 constituencies out of 165.

He believed that the ruling parties would forge agreement in the remaining 30 constituencies before Dashain festival. Discussions were held about provincial elections as well. The allocation of seats was managed based on organizational capacity and personality of vying candidates, Minister Shrestha revealed the criteria.

He said that the old state mechanism was still raising its head to obstruct progressive path the country had taken with the adoption of a federal democratic republic. Minister Shrestha also announced that he is fielding himself from Kathmandu-7 in the coming federal election.

He claimed that he had made a huge contribution to the development activities such as education, health, tourism, roadway, drinking water- in Kathmandu-7.


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