Left alliance to talk with fringe parties for support in National Assembly polls

Candidacy of Bedu Ram Bhusal to be withdrawn to ensure victory of Ram Bahadur Thapa

The left alliance has decided to expedite discussions with other parties to maximize the number of seats in National Assembly elections scheduled for February 7.

The alliance, following a meeting at the parliamentary party office of CPN-UML at Singha Durbar on Monday, has forged a strategy of winning over votes of other parties for weaker candidates whose victory is not certain in provinces especially Province 3, according to coordinator of the task force formed by the parties for National Assembly election Subas Chandra Nembang.

Nembang revealed that the alliance has decided to expedite discussions with other parties in cases where votes of those parties will decide whether those weaker left candidates or Nepal Congress (NC) candidates will win.

UML Chairman KP Oli, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and eladers Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Ram Bahadur Thapa, and Madhav Kumar Nepal were also present during the meeting.

The alliance, meanwhile, has also decided to withdraw candidacy of UML leader Bedu Ram Bhusal to ensure victory of Maoist candidate for National Assembly from Province 3 Ram Bahadur Thapa. Bhusal’s candidacy has been withdrawn after signs that small parties will not support left candidates.

A leader said Bhusal’s candidacy has been withdrawn to ensure Thapa’s win after seeing that only two left candidates can win in open category from the province following the decision of Bibeksheel Sajha Party Nepal and Naya Shakti Nepal to vote for NC candidate Radheshyam Adhikari.



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