Naya Shakti Party to contest elections with election symbol ‘eye’
October 13, 2017 05:41 PM NPT
Naya Shakti Party Nepal Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSP-N) has said that it will contest the upcoming parliamentary and province elections with its own election symbol - eye.
Earlier, the party had reached an agreement with CPN-UML to take part in the upcoming elections under UML election’s symbol - sun.
Issuing a press release on Friday following the party meeting, it said that it will contest the parliamentary and provincial elections using its own election symbol - eye, saying that CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) did not live up to the spirit of the agreement forged.
The party has also decided to forge electoral alliance with those political parties that respect republic, federalism, secularism and inclusiveness.
However, in those constituencies already agreed upon, the party will filed field its candidates as per the deal sealed with with UML.
According to the deal, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai will contest elections from Gorkha-2, Krishna Kumar Chaudhary from Kailali-3, Dan Bahadur Chaudhary from Kapilvastu, Prem Tamang from Rasuwa and Madan Rai will contest elections from Khotang.