Influential leaders eyeing Ghorahi mayor’s post

Dang, April 20

With local levels made more powerful, even former lawmakers and central-level leaders of parties have shown their interest in contesting the post of chief of Ghorahi Submetropolis.

According to sources, former lawmakers Shanta Chaudhary and Krishna Kishor Sharma, and CPN-MC politburo members Jiban Gautam and Nirmal Acharya, among others, are eyeing the post of chief of sub-metropolis.

Most of the parties, except Rastriya Janamorcha, have been struggling to pick candidates from among a host of aspirants.

The Nepali Congress is facing a real challenge in selecting its candidates as the party had won all five constituencies in the Second Constituent Assembly election. “As the election is taking place after years, it’s natural that there are many aspirants. We are trying our best to select candidates who have high chances of winning,” said a NC leader.

Former NC lawmaker Krishna Kishor Ghimire, former district president of the party Bir Keshari Gautam and party district secretary Kamal Kishor Ghimire, among others, are lobbying for ticket to contest the post.

CPN-UML is also facing difficulty in selecting its candidates for various posts of the sub-metropolis. Among the names being discussed for the top post of the sub-metropolis are former Ghorahi municipality mayor Amar Dangi, former Ghorahi municipality deputy mayor Damodar Adhikari, party’s former district chairman Narulal Chaudhary.

While CPN-MC politburo member Hemraj Sharma informed that his party would soon send the list of the candidates to the party leadership, Rastriya Janamorcha has already picked candidates for various posts of the sub-metropolis. According to party sources, leader Ram Bahadur GM and Kamala BK have been picked as the party’s candidates for the post of the chief and deputy chief of the sub-metropolis. Bholanath Yogi, who is the operator of Hindu Vidhyapith, has also announced his candidacy as an independent candidate for the post of chief of the sub-metropolis.