KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation and Nepali Congress (NC) leader Mahendra Yadav has claimed that his party will win at least 106 seats and become the first party in Province 2 election.
“It is Nepali Congress who developed Terai-Madhes. Leaders and cadres there are willing to make NC the first party. We have also fielded veteran and popular leaders as candidates in the upcoming election,” said Minister Yadav while speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Tuesday.
“People of Terai-Madhes believe Nepali Congress. Of 136 local levels, NC will get victory in at least 106 places,” claimed Yadav.
He further said that NC will form poll alliance with its ruling partner CPN (Maoist Center) (MC) in 9 – 10 local units located near highway. According to him, NC will form alliance with MC in Jitpur of Simara, Bagmati, Lalbandi and Hariban of Sarlahi, Dhalkabar (Mithila) of Dhanusha, Kajarnha, Merchaiya and Golbazar of Siraha.
On the occasion, the Drinking water minister also assured that the Melamchi water project will complete by December this year. Stating that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba himself inspected the long awaited national pride project, Yadav added, “The dwellers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City have Melamchi water in at their homes by the end of this year.”