Pyuthan candidates not making big promises

Pyuthan, March 27:

Unlike in the past, candidates of political parties are not making big promises here this time. They are saying they will do things mentioned in the manifestos of their parties if they got elected.

Political parties, including the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Rastriya Janamorcha (RJM) and the CPN (Maoist) are launching their door-to-door campaigns.

This Constituent Assembly election will see a tough competition among the parties.

In the parliamentary elections held in 2000, the RJM had forged an alliance with the CPN-UML and won in all two constituencies. However, no electoral alliance has emerged so far. Pyuthan is the home district of general secretary of the CPN-Mashal Mohan Bikram Singh.

The UML, NC, Maoists and the RJM themselves are claiming that they will win in constituency no. 1, where eight candidates are in the fray.

Prime Minister’s personal secretary Diwakar Gautam, UML’s district secretary Dhan Bahadur Rayamajhi, RJM’s central secretary Hari Acharya and Pyuthan district in-charge of the CPN (Maoist) Narayan Prasad Adhikari are among those in the fray in constituency no. 1.

The Nepali Congress has been claiming that it will emerge victorious in constituency no. 2.

Nine candidates are in the poll-fray here. Central adviser to the CPN (Maoist) Dipak KC, RPP deputy general secretary Khemraj Pandit and RJM treasurer are among those contesting from constituency no. 2 of Pyuthan.