Print Edition - 2017-11-20 | News
‘Bibeksheel Sajha has become a household name’
Nov 20, 2017-The newly-formed Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) has claimed that it has become a familiar name among voters throughout the country, which will ultimately result in the party attaining a national status in the upcoming federal and provincial elections.
Speaking at an interaction with voters of Kathmandu-5 on Sunday, party coordinator Rabindra Mishra said that the party’s popularity among voters was only after other major parties.
“Despite being one of the newest parties to emerge on the country’s political scene, we have already become a household name among voters across the country,” said Mishra, while campaigning for fellow party coordinator Ujwal Thapa.
Thapa, competing against CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel and Nepali Congress central committee member Prakash Sharan Mahat under the first-past-the-post system from the constituency, is confident of a good result.
“Voters throughout the country are either talking about three major parties or about us, which indicates that BSP has won people’s trust over a short span of time,” said Thapa, who had also contested the Constituent Assembly elections in 2013 and secured the fifth place.
“We are here to topple the corrupt system, promote entrepreneurship and reinstate the glory of our country. We have not yet tapped the immense potential that our country has,” he said in his address to the programme.
Another party leader, Kishore Thapa, said the BSP had already established itself as the third largest party in the Kathmandu Valley.
“Even as two different parties, we had secured respectable votes,” said Thapa, who contested in the mayoral race for the then Sajha Party. “Now that we are united, it will certainly play out in our favour. We have the mandate of thousands of voters who showed faith in us.”
The party, which has filed candidacy for 67 federal and 92 provincial seats, has been trying to persuade traditional voters through massive online and personalised campaigns. The party has also been leading door-to-door campaigns and interacting with voters.
“People have shown faith in us as alternative force with potential to transform the country. However, this is not possible without changing hearts and minds of voters who have been voting for major parties in previous elections,” said Mishra.
Published: 20-11-2017 10:46