November 4, 2019 10:31 AM NPT
KASKI, Nov 4: Samajbadi Party (SP) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have picked their candidates for the parliamentary by-election to be held in Kaski Constituency-2 on November 30.
SP Kaski district chair Giri Prasad Gurung informed the party has decided to field its province committee member Dharma Raj Gurung in Kaski-2 parliamentary by-election. Gurung is an engineer by profession.
Likewise, RPP has decided to present its central member Rom Bahadur Bhandari, shared Surya Bastola, member of the publicity department of the party.
Earlier, ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) decided to pick Bidya Bhattarai, wife of the late tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari in the by-election. Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has not yet chosen its candidate for Kaski Constituency-2. NC Kaski district had recommended a name list of 16 aspiring candidates to the centre.
The by-election is taking place in Kaski constituency-2 which has been lying vacant after the lawmaker from the constituency and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari died in a helicopter crash last year.
According to the election schedule, the candidates are required to register their candidacy on November 7.