As the election date draws closer, candidates of the provincial and parliamentary election are seen more vocal and clearer about their agendas. Those in the contest have been trying to woo voters with all their might. In this context, Republica talked to the candidates from Ilam. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The leader of Nepali Congress Ramesh Kumar Mahat has accused that the opposition party for inciting violence due to fears of defeat in upcoming House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections. He stated that continuing attacks targeting election candidates was against constitutional laws and order and created fear among voters.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Even after repeated incidents of violent attacks on the election campaigns of senior political leaders including government ministers, the government is yet to identify those involved in the attacks.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Eight individuals who are owners of private schools are contesting the upcoming elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7. These private school operators are now busy in electioneering activities and have handed over the management of their schools to others. Among the eight candidates, seven belong to the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) while one belongs to the National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal (NPABSAN).
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Friday leveled fierce criticism at Dr Govinda KC, who has been crusading for reforms in medical education and the health sector, and at Kamal Thapa, chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party .
NUWAKOT, Nov 17: Amid continuing attacks on election candidates in districts, one of the vehicles used by the election campaign of senior Nepali Congress leader and former finance minister Nepali Congress leader Ram Sharan Mahat was ambushed in Nuwakot district on Friday. While Mahat escaped unhurt, five of his supporters who were in the ambushed vehicle were injured. The vehicle was destroyed in the attack. Mahat was visiting various villages as part of his election campaign.
As the election date draws closer, candidates of the provincial and parliamentary election are seen more vocal and clearer about their agenda. Those in the contest have been trying to woo voters with all their might. In this context, Republica talked to the candidates from Ilam. Excerpts.
KATMANDU, Nov 17: The Election Commisison (EC) has said that counting of votes of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections will be conducted only after conclusion of both rounds of the elections. The first round of the elections will be held in 32 districts on November 26 and the second round will be held the the remaining districts on December 7.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: One hundred and eighty eight types of election symbols will feature in the ballot papers to be used for the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections on November 26 and December 7.