NC hopes to regain position through Province 2 polls

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) has intensified preparations for the upcoming third-phase of local level elections scheduled to be held in the Province number 2 on September 18.

The province covering eight districts in the Southeastern Nepal from Parsa to Saptari remains to hold the local-level elections.

In a meeting of the party central working execution committee that has been underway at the party central office, Sanepa, Lalitpur, since this morning, the party leaders pressed the party leadership to take such an election strategy that may help to regain its position.

The party was limited to the second position in the first and second rounds of the elections. As party central leader Dr Narayan Khadka shared the party was in the mentality to self-compensate the loss that it had faced in the six provinces, from the Province number 2 election, by making corrections of past mistakes.

Finalisation of election official candidates on time, effective publicity campaign and addressing the intra-party grudges will be given priority this time, he added.

The meeting discussed the issues of making official initiations to move the Constitution amendment proposal ahead, making the people aware of demands put forward by madhesis that were already addressed by the government and effectively mobilising all-party mechanism to win the people's trust for the election.

Prior to this, the NC on April 20-21 organised a gathering of central leaders, district presidents, lawmakers from there, former central members, former lawmakers and regional presidents from the Province 2 in Kathmandu in view of the third round of elections.

Moreover, the party has already held a mass meeting in the Province 2 as part of the Sept 18 election preparations. Stating that the party had always worked in favour of a prosperous Madhes and empowered Madhesi people, it has called on the Madhesi people to vote for the party in the election.