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Bibeksheel Sajha Party lays claim to limited constituencies

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 24, 2017-The Bibeksheel Sajha Party, which aims to be recognised as a national party by crossing the minimum vote threshold, has fielded candidates in a limited number of constituencies in the first phase of federal and provincial elections.

The BSP has nominated candidates only for nine seats each in the federal and provincial polls taking place simultaneously on November 26. In the first phase, candidates from various parties will be vying for 37 federal parliamentary seats and 74 seats on the provincial assemblies.

For the federal parliamentary vote, the BSP has decided to contest in Dolakha, Lamjung, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Dhading, Baitadi and Bajhang districts, according BSP Spokesperson Ramesh Paudyal.

The party said its limited presence in the constituencies of Mountains and Hills was the reason for its selective contest.

“Whatever organisational presence the party now has is the result of our local election efforts,” Paudyal said. The party is aiming for a better fight in the second phase of elections scheduled for December 7.

None of the 18 BSP candidates fielded on Sunday is a woman. Admitting the lapse, Paudyal said they would be compensating for it by representing a maximum number of women in the next round. The party has already announced two female candidates—Subuna Basnet and Anupa Shrestha—for Kathmandu 4 and 7, respectively.

“Our main focus is on major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and others where the elections will be held later,” added Paudyal.

BSP coordinator duo Rabindra Mishra and Ujwal Thapa have announced their race in Kathmandu 1 and 5, respectively.

Published: 24-10-2017 08:24

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