BIRATNAGAR, Jan 29: Shailendra Shrestha, the chief of ward 4 of Sundarharaicha Municipality of Morang, was surprised when he first saw Malati Rishidev in his office recently. He thought that the little girl who was carrying a recommendation for citizenship in her hands was a small child. Wearing a wry smile on his face, Shrestha asked, “Who is this recommendation for?” Malati gave no reply.
KOHALPUR, Dec 4: Door-to-door canvassing is widely popular among various political party candidates contesting assembly and parliamentary elections in the district. Despite the popularity of the method, political parties are facing a new problem.
JAJARKOT, Nov 17: There were days when persuading voters was not a big deal for the candidates and political leaders in Jajarkot. However, with the changing times, even the voters have become wise and unlike in the past, the lofty promises of candidates can hardly fool them now. Being fed up with their past experiences, locals of Jajarkot have urged the candidates to be genuine with their election agendas and promises.
DHADING, Nov 13: Every candidate is aware that an impressive agenda is the key to win elections. So, they often reach out to the locals making larger than life promises which they can hardly deliver. Before the elections, they pledge to make vast improvements in various sectors including education, health, transportation, and business, among others, but they hardly show up after the elections.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: As the dates for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls are fast approaching, major political parties are unveiling their election manifestoes one after another. While the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) officially unveiled its manifesto earlier this week, the joint manifesto of the left alliance led by CPN-UML has also been made public, albeit unofficially.
SAPTARI, Sept 12: Saptari district was badly hit by floods last month. Tilathi, Hanumannagar, and Tirhut areas were the worst affected. As the displaced are still living in tents, it has become easier for political parties in pitching their candidacies.
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It goes without saying that CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has taken office amidst challenging circumstances. Madheshi and Janajati forces voted for him only after Nepali Congress and Maoist coalition agreed to their three-point demands that included declaring those killed during the Madhesh movement as martyrs, providing due compensation and free treatment to those injured in the movement and withdrawing “false cases” against cadres of Madheshi forces. They had also agreed to resolve number and delineation of provinces through constitution amendment “based on the consensus of political parties.” We sincerely hope that he will be able to build minimum required consensus among the parties to end over-one-year-long standoff between Kathmandu and Tarai Madhesh.