Lahan, September 5 With less than two weeks remaining for the third phase of local level election scheduled for September 18 in eight Tarai districts including Siraha in Province 2, political parties here have intensified door-to-door campaigning in a bid to win people’s hearts. Different political parties — the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Nepal Democratic Forum, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal — can be seen at people’s doorsteps hoping to garner locals’ support and create an election wave in their favour. However, the NC, the largest party in the Parliament, is yet to finalise the names of party candidates for major posts in Lahan, Golbazaar, Mirchaiya, and Kajarnha municipalities and Bariyarpatti and Aurahi rural municipalities. Declared candidates and those in the race for tickets for other local levels here are busy in meetings with voters. Parties’ flags and banners printed with election symbols can be seen at public places. UML candidates are trying to convince voters to vote for them in the election. The party’s flags, banners and pamphlets can be seen massively at crossroads and market areas which are believed to be frequented by party supporters. Candidates of CPN-MC have been organising election assemblies, cadres’ meetings and door-to door campaigns. A door-to-door campaign of mayoral candidate Hari Narayan Chaudhary and deputy mayoral candidate Phool Kumari Tamang of Dhangadimai Municipality from CPN-MC has reached all wards, according to the party’s election publicity committee. Coordinator of the district election mobilisation committee Ram Kumar Yadav said CPN-MC has been organising door-to-door campaigns and cadres meetings. Similarly, the Socialist Forum has accelerated election related activities after finalising candidates at all local levels. The candidates from the Forum are preparing for elections, said central member Satya Narayan Yadav. Likewise, Nepal Democratic Forum has also expedited election campaign and door-to-door campaign in order to make the party victorious. Party Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has participated in election programmes at different places to create an environment favourable for the party. The RPP and RJP-N have also started reaching villages to establish themselves in the third round of civic polls.
Election campaign picks up in Siraha
Published: 04:15 am Sep 06, 2017