Matrika lines up influential leader against Dahal in Siraha

SIRAHA: Matrika Yadav led CPN-Maoist has decided to forward its most influential leaders to contend CA elections from Siraha-5 with a sole objective to “defeat Prachanda.”

UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal aka “Prachanda” is contending from the same constituency.

As Matrika’s party is not contending the CA elections, as per its policy to boycott the elections, party has decided that its leader Jagat Yadav will compete the election against Dahal as an independent candidate.

Jagat Yadav is a central committee member and the Sagarmatha-Janakpur Bureau in-charge of the Matrika Yadav-led party.

Accusing that Dahal has been working against the interests of Janjatis, Madheshis and marginalized communities, the party said Jagat’s candidacy from the constituencies corresponds to those lacks.

“Party decided to make me independent candidate for the polls as per the immediate and compulsive strategic planning,” Yadav said.

The party’s poll-boycott policy, however, will be continued despite my candidacy, Yadav said adding, “My candidacy is only to defeat Prachanda.”

Besides Kathmandu-10, Dahal had earlier shown his willingness to contest from Dhanusha-6. He, however, switched to Siraha-5 due to differences among the local Maoist leaders.