NC to finalize candidates for second phase local election within May 26


KATHMANDU, May 18: The Nepali Congress is to finalize the name of its candidates for the second round of local-level election within May 26. The second round of local-level election is taking place on June 31.

A meeting of the top leaders of the Nepali Congress held at the party headquarters today took the decision in this regard for the candidates to prepare for the election by formulating the party’s strategy for the second-round of election, said Chief Secretary of the Party Office, Krishna Prasad Poudel.

The meeting decided to take initiative to create environment for the participation of all in the election. The NC has started consulting with other parties to bring the Madhes-based parties on board the election by approving the constitution amendment proposal which is under consideration in the Legislature-Parliament.

The meeting also discussed regarding making extensive preparation in further effective manner for the second round of election as well as reviewed the result of the first-round of local-level election, said NC General Secretary, Dr Shashanka Koirala.

Saying discussion was also held on formation of NC-led government, he expected that a new government would be formed under the leadership of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba as per the agreement reached between NC and CPN (Maoist Centre) at the time of the formation of the present government.

The Party also directed all its mechanisms, sister organisations and well wisher organisations to carry out preparation in order to get the best result in the coming election, drawing a conclusion that the result so far party is getting was not as expected. RSS