NC to field Ramji Kunwar, Saraswati Gurung in Pokhara, Dinesh Koirala, Parbati Shah in Chitwan
KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepali Congress has fixed Raju Raj Joshi as its candidate for mayor post in Kathmandu Metropolitan City. A meeting of party's top leaders at the party central office in Sanepa decided to field Joshi as the candidate for mayor in Kathmandu.
Joshi is a senior party leader in Kathmandu and he had served as district committee secretary when Prakashman Singh led the Kathmandu Congress. Raju Raj Joshi is brother of Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi.
According to party leader Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, the party first asked Ministers Gagan Thapa and Nabindra Raj Joshi to become the candidate of mayor in Kathmandu Metropolitan City but they denied. "They both denied becoming mayor candidate but said that they would support Raju Raj Joshi as mayor's candidate," said Karki.
Likewise, the NC finalized Hari Prabha Khadki as the candidate of deputy-mayor in Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, the NC decided field Ramji Kunwar and Saraswati Gurung as the candidates for mayor and deputy mayor in Pokhara Metropolitan City while the party picked Dinesh Koirala and Parbati Shah for mayor and deputy mayor candidates in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.