Gachhadar to join Nepali Congress


KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Forum had decided to unify with the Nepali Congress.

The two parties will announce unification later in the afternoon, confirmed Baluwatar sources.

Gachchhadar had won elections in 1991, 1994 and 1999 representing the NC. In 2008, NC had formally expelled Gachhadar from the party, by that time he had already joined Madhesi People’s Rights Forum led by Upendra Yadav.

He also won the 2008 Constitution Assembly Election. But in 2009, he split from Upendra Yadav’s party and formed his own party Nepal Loktantrik Forum (Democratic). Gachhadar won the 2013 Constitution Assembly Election from Sunsari Constituency 3 representing Loktantrik.