Partnership hinges on NC’s generosity: Yadav

- Post Report, Kathmandu
If the NC seems generous enough to take all into confidence, we are ready to form the electoral alliance. It depends on how many seats the NC will allot to us- Upendra Yadav

Oct 13, 2017-Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has said his party would decide whether to enter into an electoral alliance with the Nepali Congress depending on the ruling party’s “generosity”.

Sharing of electoral constituencies in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections looks increasingly difficult in the “democratic” bloc announced in response to the three-party leftist alliance.

The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and the SSF-N together have claimed 55 constituencies in the elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7. But the ruling party does not appear ready to allot so many seats to the two parties as both sides hope to win maximum seats from the Tarai districts.

“If the NC seems generous enough to take all into confidence, we are ready to form the electoral alliance. It depends on how many seats the NC will allot to us,” Yadav said at a programme organised to announce merger between the SSF-N and 

the CPN (United Marxist) at the Reporters’ Club on Thursday. Yadav shared his resolve to develop his party as an alternative political force between the leftist and democratic alliances, and fight for the right, identity, prosperity and sovereignty of the Madhesi, indigenous, Tharu and backward communities. “We are participating in the elections to ensure that the voices of Madhesi, indigenous, Tharu and backward people are protected in the constitution,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, CPN (United Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Adhikari said his party merged with the SSF-N to fight for the rights of the downtrodden people and communities.

Published: 13-10-2017 07:38

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