UML youth leaders on hunger strike over party ticket
November 1, 2017 11:50 AM NPT
RAJBIRAJ, Nov 1: District youth leaders from Saptari have begun a fast-unto-death from Tuesday to their dissatisfaction over party’s decision to share seats for upcoming House of Representatives election.
CPN-UML’s District party members Durga Nand Thakur, Akhilesh Jha, Salim Ryan Miyan and ANNFSU district chair Lalit Rajak began the hunger strike. They argued that it was wrong for the party, who holds a good ground in the district, to share seats with the Maoist centre under the Left alliance.
The local leaders are staging the hunger strike at the UML district office premises. They have demanded that the district's recommendation to nominate central member Suman Raj Pyakurel from constituency no. 1 should stand. The party leadership has provided ticket to Ashok Kumar Mandal (Amar) of MC, for the constituency. Mandal was elected to the second Constituent Assembly from erstwhile constituency no. 2 of the district. RSS