DHANKUTA, June 11: Major political parties like the Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Prajatanta Party (RPP) have finalize their candidates for all seven local units for the second phase of local polls slated for June 28.
The NC, which heads the present government, has forged electoral alliances with the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) in Chaubise Rural Municipality and Sangurigadhi Rural Municipality. Likewise, the NC has also forged an alliance with RPP in Mahalaxmi Municipality.
According to Bijay Santoshi Rai, secretary of NC Dhankuta chapter, NC has finalized Agni Paudel as its mayoral candidate for Mahalaxmi Municipality while alliance partner RPP's Mahendra Niraula has been named the deputy mayoral candidate.
The main opposition CPN-UML has finalized Parshuram Nepal as the candidate for the post of mayor and Manju Adhikari for the post of deputy mayor. Similarly, the Maoist Center has fielded Ram Bahadur… as its mayoral candidate of the same municipality.
CPN-UML has finalized Chintan Tamang as its mayoral candidate and Sakuntala Basnet as deputy mayoral candidate for Dhankuta Municipality. NC has decided to field Dinesh Rai as its mayoral candidate and Renu Shrestha as deputy mayoral candidate while FSFN has decided to support NC in the election. The Maoist Center has decided to pick Ganesh Bishta as its mayoral candidate and Bishnumaya Kandanwa (Kabita) as the deputy mayoral candidate for the same local unit. Likewise, the RPP has decided to pick Balananda Bhurtel as its mayoral candidate and Tarakumari Tamang as its deputy mayoral candidate.
Parties' representatives said that NC has decided to pick Nirmal Ojha as the candidate for chairperson and Manu Tamang as the candidate for vice-chairperson for Chhatharjorpati Rural Municipality. The same local unit has got candidates like Sher Bahadur Limbu for the post of chairperson and Bhimkala Shrestha for the post of vice-chairperson from the UML, Bishnu Paraghari as chairperson and Gita Limbhu as vice chairperson from Maoist Center and Madhab Bhattarai as chairperson from RPP.
In Chaubise Rural Municipality, the NC has finalized the name of Harka Chemjon as chairperson and Upedra Lawati as vice chairperson from FSFN as the two parties have forged an electoral alliance. Likewise, the CPN-UML has finalized Khajindra Rai as chairperson and Yagyakumari Ruchal as vice chairperson while the Maoist Center has finalized Dal Bahadur Magar as chairperson and Shobha Basnet as vice chairperson and RPP has finalized Gajendra Basnet and Chandra Budhathoki as chairperson and vice chairperson respectively.
Similarly, all major parties have named their candidates for Sangurgadhi Rural Municipality. NC has presented Jitendra Rumdali Rai as its candidate for the post of chairperson while its alliance partner FSFN has finalized Balbahadur Rai as its candidate for vice chairperson. The CPN-UML has finalized Kumar Jung Yakha and Bindra Rai as its candidates for the posts of chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively. The Maoist Center has picked Jagat Rai as its candidate for chairperson and Saraswati Limbhu as vice chairperson and RPP has picked Ramdhwaj Rai as its candidate for chairperson.
In Khalsa Chhintang Sahidbhumu Rural Municipality, NC has fixed Tirtha Rai as its candidate for the post of chairperson and Kamal Kumari for the post of vice chairperson.
Likewise, the CPN-UML has finalized Manoj Rai as its candidate for chairperson and Ratneshwari Rai for vice-chairperson while the Maoist Center has finalized Bharatsi Rai as chairperson and Ramkumari Rai as vice chairperson. The RPP has presented Gurjuman Rai as its candidate for chairperson and Anita Rai for vice chairperson.
Similarly, NC has finalized Indira Thapa as mayoral candidate and Gyanu Gurung as deputy mayoral candidate; CPN-UML has finalized Birkha Bahadur Rai as mayoral candidate and Dewkala Timsina as deputy mayoral candidate; Maoist Center has finalized Krishna Katwal as mayoral candidate and Ramkumari Rai as deputy mayoral candidate and RPP has finalized Shyam Gurung as mayoral candidate and Pawitra Shrestha as deputy mayoral candidate for Pakhribas Municipality.