Election proves a boon for tailors

Dhangadi, June 19

As the local level election fever grips Kailali district, work pressure on tailoring centres in the district has increased.

Almost all the sewing and cutting shops are busy sewing party flags for campaigning in Dhangadi, the headquarters of Kailai.

Prem Nepali, a man working in a tailoring centre in Dhangadi said that they were busy sewing flags and had put other works on hold to complete the work on time. Dipak, the owner of a tailoring centre said that a person would sew maximum 400 flags in a day. “We charge Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,500 for a flag,” Dipak said. Dipak said that he hired five more staffers to work on the flags especially for the election. “Party leaders pay any amount we ask for, but we have to give them the flags on time,” Dipak added.Ram Kumar Chaudhary from Kailali Rural Municipality said the workload was much more than that of the festival time.

“I have set a target to earn from Rs 80,000 to 100,000, exclusive of all expenses,” Chaudhary said. As many as 492 candidates, including independent candidates, are campaigning in Kailali.