Nepal | July 06, 2020

33-party alliance to participate in polls with ‘sickle-hammer’ symbol

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CPN Maoist Centre leaders attend the party’s election assembly in Pokhara, Kaski district, on Friday, April 28, 2017. Photo: THT

KATHMANDU: An alliance of 33 fringe political parties will be taking part in the upcoming polls with ‘sickle and hammer’ as the election symbol of CPN Maoist Centre.

The alliance unveiled its decision on Thursday afternoon, following the announcement of an electoral alliance among CPN UML, CPN Maoist Centre and Naya Shakti Party Nepal for the forthcoming November 26 and December 7 elections and eventually taking the parties towards merger.

The 33-party alliance coordinator Yubraj Safal said they had decided to take part in the elections with the election symbol of the CPN MC, welcoming the decision to form the leftist alliance terming it as the ‘progressive force’.

He has called on all ‘patriotic’ and leftist forces to stand with the leftist alliance.

Likewise, Samajbadi Janata Dal and Janajagaran Party Nepal have decided to join the elections with the election symbol of the CPN MC.

The Samajbadi Janata Dal led by Prem Bahadur Singh and Janajagaran Party headed by Lokmani Dhakal has one member each in the Legislature-Parliament.

Meanwhile, the CPN United has already determined to participate in the election with the CPN MC Election symbol, taking the broad leftist unity positively, party leader Padam Raj Joshi said.

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