954 women to contest Dang local elections

TULASIPUR: A total of 954 women would be vying for different posts in the elections race scheduled for June 28 from Dang district.

According to a data provided by the Office of the Chief Returning Officer in Dang, 171 women candidates are vying for different posts in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City, 173 women in Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City and 102 in Lamahi Municipality.

Similarly, 55 women candidates would be contesting for different posts in Babai Rural Municipality, 72 in Rajpur Rural Municipality, 114 in Rapti Rural Municipality, 55 in Dangisharan Rural Municipality, 96 in Gadawa Rural Municipality, 57 in Shantinagar Rural Municipalities and 59 in Bangalachuli Rural Municipality.

Women comprise 40 per cent of the total candidates for the local elections in Dang.

Of the women candidates, only two of them are in the race of Mayoral post in the district.

CPN Revolutionary Maoist led by Mohan Baidya has nominated Sushila Acharya for the Mayoral post in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City while oCPN Maoist Centre has picked Dropata Poudel for the post in Lamahi Municipality.