UML finalises candidates for Biratnagar Metropolis and two sub-metropolises

KATHMANDU: A Standing Committee meeting of the CPN-UML held on Saturday has finalised candidates for Biratnagar Metropolis and two other sub-metropolitan cities in view of the second phase of local elections slated for June 28.

The UML has picked its Morang District Chairperson Binod Dhakal as a mayoral candidate in Biratnagar while Province No 1 Coordinator Bhim Acharya was delegated authority to take decision on deputy mayoral candidate after consultations.

Likewise, the party has decided to field Tara Subba as a mayoral candidate for Dharan sub-metropolis and Manju Bhandari as deputy mayor.

Dwarik Lal Chaudhary and Laxmi Gautam have been picked as mayor and deputy mayor candidates in Itahari sub-metropolis.

The meeting presided over by party Chairperson KP Sharma Oli reviewed the recent political developments and stressed the need for effective presence of people-elected representatives for economic prosperity of the country.