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Parties look to expand base, ramp up activities in far-west for polls

Himalayan News Service

Dhangadi, February 26

Political parties have ramped up their activities in villages in the far-west after declaration of date for local level elections.

While mass meetings are being organised to solicit support from the public, discussions are being held among the party rank and file to devise poll strategies.

Nepali Congress has deployed representatives from the centre to take stock of the situation in different districts of the region.

According to NC central member Bir Bahadur Balayar, who has been deployed in Achham, mass meetings have been convened in over half-a-dozen place.

For Doti, a team led by central representative Rajaram Karki has been deployed. The team is said to be holding discussions at various places.

CPN-UML, on the other hand, is launching its campaign ‘People’s Mobilisation Programme for Constitution Implementation’ in the region as per its national programme. According to UML Doti district chairman Chakra Malla, the campaign is in full swing in Doti. “We’re all but done with programmes in all the 50 VDCs and are now conducting meetings of party leaders and cadres in the district,” Malla said.

CPN-MC is busy expanding its organisational base at the local level. According to  party politburo member Trilochan Bhatta, the party campaign started in the region from mid-January.

Such a campaign is also being launched in Kailali too, where political parties are vying for public support. Fringe parties like Federal Socialist Forum, Tarai Madhes Democratic Party have also launched their activities in the villages of the far-west.


A version of this article appears in print on February 27, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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