KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Mahendra Yadav, has said the party will canvass for votes by pitching party president Sher Bahadur Deuba as the prime ministerial candidate of the post-federal election government.
His statement comes in the wake of the Province Assembly and House of Representatives elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.
Yadav, who is a Nepali Congress leader, further said that, “We will pitch Deuba as the prime minister of the post election government to woo voters. As all the members have agreed upon it, sharing this with the voters, we expect, will help in gaining voter’s confidence.”
Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Sunday, Yadav further said that party’s performance in the third round of local level election was satisfactory. He said, “We have won 37 seats so far, and still leading in some units.”
He however expressed his disappointment that the party’s results in the election was not as much as expected because of party internal disputes and managerial weaknesses. “But we emerged as the largest party in province 2. We are satisfied with the results.”
“Madhesi people voted in favor of democracy and nationality,” he added.
Yadav further argued that PM Deuba has always played a significant role in implementing constitution and added, “NC will win and form majority government.”
Yadav also shared that the government had already started preparing for the Provincial and Federal election. He added, “The elections will be held in time.”
Minister Yadav, on the occasion, also assured that Kathmandu dwellers will have Melamchi water at their homes within some months.
Though the government said that Melamchi Drinking Water Project would be completed before Dashain, which falls on September, the much-awaited project could not be completed since the tunnel digging from Helambu rural municipality to Kathmandu faced some technical challenges.
“We need to dig 1600 kilometers more. The digging work is being done in three shifts.”