PM back in capital after campaigning in Province 7

Dhangadi, November 20

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba attended more than a dozen election rallies and meetings in different districts of Province 7 over the last five days. The left alliance forged between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre is likely to give the NC a tough fight in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in the province considered as the NC’s stronghold.

In the second Constituent Assembly polls, the NC and UML had won nine seats each. However, in the recently held civic polls, NC finished behind the UML.

As part of his election campaign, PM Deuba participated in election rallies in Kailali, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bajura and Darchula districts. He had reached the province five days ago.

Earlier, he had his candidacy for the election filed by an aide. He started his election campaign addressing an election rally at Lamki. He next attended a regional security meet in Dhangadi after which he reached his home district Dadeldhura. Then he visited Darchula, Baitadi and Bajura. He returned to the capital today.

Deuba has been soliciting votes for his party, saying his party’s victory is necessary to safeguard democracy in the country. Province 7 has 16 parliamentary and 32 provincial constituencies. If the results of the civic polls are to be considered, the left alliance is ahead of the NC in many constituencies.