NC hopes to regain position through Province 2 poll

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Nepali Congress (NC) has intensified preparations for the upcoming third-phase of local level election scheduled to be held in the Province 2 coming September 18.

Only this province covering eight districts in the Southeastern Nepal from Parsa to Saptari remains to hold the local-level election.

In a meeting of the party central works execution committee that has been underway at the party central office, Sanepa, Lalitpur since Tuesday morning, the party leaders pressed the party leadership to take such an election strategy that may help to regain its position.

The party was limited to the second position in the first and second rounds of the election. As party central leader Dr Narayan Khadka shared the party was in the mentality to self compensate the loss that it had faced in the six provinces, from the Province number 2 election, by making corrections of past mistakes.

Finalization of election official candidates on time, effective publicity campaign and addressing the intra-party grudges will be given high priority this time, he added.

The meeting discussed the issues of making official initiations to move the constitution amendment proposal ahead, making the people aware of some Madhes demands that were already addressed by the government and effectively mobilizing all-party mechanism to win the people’s trust for the election.

Prior to this, the NC had on April 20-21 organized a gathering of central leaders, district presidents, lawmakers from there, former central members, former lawmakers and regional presidents from the Province 2 in Kathmandu in view of the third round of election.

More, the party has already held a mass meeting in the Province as part of the Sept 18 election preparations. Stating that the party had always worked in favor of a prosperous Madhes and empowered Madhesi people, it has called on the Madhesi people to vote for the party in the election. RSS