In election spree, Prachanda says he will contest from Madhesh in CA poll


JANAKPUR: Nepal’s former Prime Minister and chief of country’s largest party UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Friday announced that he would contest the coming elections from the Madhesh.

“I will contest the CA polls either from Bhojpura, Awadh or Mithila. This clearly indicates Maoists’ love for the Madhesh,” Prachanda said addressing a program in Janakpur where Nepal’s President comes from.

Lamenting on the parties’ failure to write the new constitution from the erstwhile CA, the former prime minister said the two-thirds majority was essential for writing the new constitution.

“We will secure over 80 percent votes and Madhesi, Dalit, Muslim and the backward janajatis would support us,” the emotional Maoist leader said.