Gaighat, June 4
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Udayapur has been secretly preparing for the second round of local level elections in the district.
Although the agitating party has stuck to its stance and is saying that the party will not take part in the second phase of civic polls until its demands are met, the fact is that the RJP-N has been internally preparing for the elections in Udayapur.
A leader of the RJP-N said that the party is searching for possible candidates for mayors, deputy mayors and chairs and vice-chairs in the four municipalities and four rural municipalities of the district.
RJP-N sources said that the party is working to offer mayoral and deputy mayoral tickets to some capable candidates in Gaighat, Katari and Beltar municipalities.
It is also trying to pick candidates for chairs and vice-chairs in some wards. “The party has been preparing internally,” the source added.
Another leader of the party said preparations for elections was under way. “We have been engaged in the internal home work for the election as the party might take part in the second round of the civic polls,” he added.
It is said that the RJP-N has been carrying out election related meetings among its top leaders in the district since one week. Further, the party is said to have been holding discussion among its leaders about possible candidates and the party’s election policy.
A version of this article appears in print on June 05, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.