Sunsari, November 13
Nominations were filed for different posts for the November 30 by-election across the country today.
Twenty-three candidates have filed their candidacies for mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City.
Chief Election Officer Radha Krishna Upreti said 12 candidates from different parties and 10 independent candidates filed their nominations for chief of the sub-metropolis.
Nepal Communist Party’s Prakash Rai and Nepali Congress’ Tilak Rai filed nominations for the post of mayor. Gajendra Bahadur Limbu, Amar Ijam, Rajn Kumar Shrestha, Gokarna Rai, Roshna BK, Kumar Baraili, Bhim Bahadur Limbu, and Ekraj Subba have filed nominations from Samajwadi Party-Nepal, Federal Limbuwan Manch, Sajha Party, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party United, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Democratic and Nepal Communist Party Marxist-Leninist respectively.
Similarly, Harka Sampang, Amrit Kumar Rai, Janardan Koirala, Bishal Thapa, Manraj Rai have filed nominations for the post of Mayor as independent candidates.
Four candidates have filed nominations for the post of chair at Ward No 7. NCP’s Jivanraj Subedi, NC’s Subarna Mohan Palikhe, Federal Limbuwan Manch’s Nita Rai and RPP’s Dinesh Shakya filed nominations for ward chair in Dharan sub-metropolis.
By-election was scheduled for November 30 after then Mayor Tara Subba and Ward no 7 Chair Bhuwan Moktan died.
Seven candidates have filed their candidacies for the post of chair at wardNo 7 of Saptari’s Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality. NCP’s Achhelal Yadav, NC’s Shiv Narayan Mandal, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s Pramila Devi filed their nominations for the post of ward chair. Samajwadi Party-Nepal did not file nomination pledging to support the RJP-N candidate. The post of ward chair has been lying vacant after Prabhakar Yadav elected as chairman in the last local level polls got elected as chief of Saptari District Coordination Committee.
Likewise, 13 candidates have filed nominations for the post of chair at ward No 12 of Siraha’s Kalyanpur Municipality. Eight candidates are from various parties and five are independents. NC’s Raj Kumar Mukhiya, NCP’s Dilip Kumar Yadav, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s Pradip Kumar Mahato and CK Raut-led Janamat Party’s Mohammad Ataul Rain have filed nominations.
The by-election for ward chair was scheduled after then ward chair Ramdev Yadav died.
Similarly, seven persons have filed nominations for the post of chair of Falgunanda Rural Municipality, Panchthar, seven each have registered their candidacies for the chair of ward 7 and 8 of Phidim Municipality and Hilihang Rural Municipality respectively.
Chief Election Officer Mohanraj Bhattarai of Panchthar said that Nepal Communist Party’s Bir Bahadur Kurumbang, NC’s Brijhang Aangdembe, Samajwadi Party-Nepal’s Bimala Aangdeme, among others, had registered their nominations for the post of the rural municipality chief.
A version of this article appears in print on November 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.