Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesperson Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said the development works at the local level were affected and faltered since NC resulted in weak position in the last local level election in 2074 BS.
At a press conference organized by NC at its central office on Sunday, Spokesperson Dr Mahat shared that election environment was being enabled in favour of the NC-led ruling coalition. Mahat, who is also the coordinator of party’s election central publicity committee, expressed his confidence that NC’s candidates would secure victory in the upcoming May 13 election.
He argued that those agencies led by NC came out as efficient ones during institutional self-assessment of the local levels.
The ruling five-party coalition has fielded candidates for almost 35,221 posts at 753 local levels in the upcoming election. The ruling coalition partners-CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN (Unified Socialist), Janata Samajwadi Dal, Rastriya Janamorcha and Nepali Congress- have decided to forge electoral alliance for the upcoming election.
According to Dr Mahat, a total of 30,628 candidates were fielded by Nepali Congress for various posts. Mahat informed that 262 candidates had registered their nomination for mayor posts, 372 for chairpersons, 194 for vice-chairpersons.
Likewise, 340 candidates have been nominated for deputy mayor posts, 6,043 for ward chairpersons, 5,938 for women members, 5,619 for Dalit women members and 11,788 in members under various quotas.
He said a majority of the rebel candidates against NC or ruling coalition have also withdrawn their candidacies and those not taking back their rebel candidacies would be expelled from the party including those who proposed them and seconded them.
Source: National News Agency Nepal