Big parties' 'influential' election campaign leaves fringe parties behind
BHAKTAPUR: Fringe political parties have complained that they had been left behind in the election campaign due to 'biasness of media and the act of big parties violating the election code of conduct'.
They have also accused the big political parties of spending more funds in election campaigns. “Although small parties have also progressive manifesto, it seems they are excluded for failure to compete with influential parties in the polls.”
Shivahari Khanal, parliamentary election candidate from Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal in Bhaktapur Constituency 2, said, “Small parties were finding it hard to restore their image in the polls as mainstream political parties were spending funds exceeding the set expenditure limit in violation of election code of conduct.”
He also blamed media for only following big parties during election campaigns.
Kalicharan Karki, Bibeksheel Sajha Party provincial candidate from constituency 2 (Kha), complained of failure to book election code of conduct violators.