Civic poll campaigning gets into full gear in Kanchanpur

Dhangadi, June 14

Election fever has gripped Kanchanpur district.

With six municipalities and two rural municipalities of the district, all eyes are on Bhimdutta Municipality. Seven parties including the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Janamorcha and Naya Shakti Nepal have picked their candidates for the post of mayor and deputy mayor in the oldest and largest municipality of the district.

NC has nominated Padam Bogati and Sushila Chand for the post of mayor and deputy mayor while UML has given ticket to Surendra Bista and Maya Pant to contest the polls for the mayoral and deputy mayoral posts respectively. CPN-MC has fielded Gopal Rashaili and Niru Singh for the post of mayor and deputy mayor.  Similarly, Gajendra Bahadur Chand and Ishwori Chaudhary are the mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates from Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

NC mayoral candidate Bogati said that he would work to make Bhimdutta a well managed and well-facilitated city. “Health, education, employment, and agricultural promotion are our major agendas,” Bogati said.

UML mayoral candidate Bista said that his top priority was to make Bhimdutta a pollution-free modern city. He pledged to solve the problems of squatters, landless, and minority people.

Rashaili, mayoral candidate from CPN-Maoist Centre, said his party’s major agenda was to give the feeling of local government to people.

Kanchanpur has a total of 235,725 voters.