‘Busy’ NC leaves alliance partners waiting

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 11, 2017-As left forces struggle to share constituencies among partners, the Nepali Congress-led ‘democratic alliance’ is also facing a similar situation. The NC-led alliance has so far six parties. Cross-party members of a taskforce formed to finalise constituencies for the partners said they are holding informal discussions. “We have urged top leaders to provide a broader guideline,” said Sarbendra Nath Shukla, leader of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and a member of the taskforce. The NC is said to be busy finalising names for the candidates under the proportional representation, a list for which must be submitted by next week. Parties in the democratic alliance are likely to settle the seat sharing issue under the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system once NC finalises its PR candidates. NC leaders said there is a need of more consultations within the party as the RJP-N and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal have demanded “more seats”. (PR)

Published: 11-10-2017 07:34

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