Bibeksheel-Sajha picks 26-year-old Subuna against Gagan Thapa

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Bibeksheel-Sajha Party that picked 23-year-old Ranju Darshana for the local level election as mayoral candidate in Kathmandu Metropolitan City has fielded 26-year-old Subuna Basnet for the upcoming federal and provincial elections in Kathmandu-4.
Ranju's candidacy has not been announced this time for she is under 25 years of age. Subuna Basnet will be contesting against Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gagan Thapa. Thapa had earlier won in Kathmandu-4. However, NC saw diminishing votes in the constituency in the local level election held May 14. CPN-UML witnessed comparatively more votes in that constituency, while the party also emerged victorious in Budhanilkantha municipality.
UML has recommended Rajan Bhattarai as its candidate in Kathmandu-4 for the nearing elections. There is a strong possibility that Subuna will now compete with Gagan Thapa and Rajan Bhattarai.
Born in Ilam, Subuna completed her MBA from Kings College. She joined politics by being active in Bibeksheel Nepali four years ago. An active member of the party right since its founding, she is now a central committee member of Bibeksheel-Sajha party. She has already led the Entrepreneurship and Development Department in the party.
Before joining politics, she was a founding member of Youth For Blood, an organization that helps patients search for life-saving blood, in Biratnagar.
Youngest among four daughters, Subuna is entrepreneurial in nature and sells ghee and pickle from her home district Ilam.
Talking to Setopati, Subuna said that this is a simple business to help fund her brother's education. Her mother runs a small shop in Ilam. Her father recently retired from the non-gazetted first class officer (subba) of District Forest Office in Illam.
Subuna said that the election is getting exciting. Subuna believes that the people will vote for her and her party since, although a good politician, Gagan Thapa is contesting from a wrong party. She said she neither feels guilt nor scared at contesting against Gagan Thapa.
"Election is a free competition. What's important for the contender is to attract the voters' attention," Subuna said, "I am contesting for development and prosperity. My candidacy comes with my own agendas."
"Gagan Thapa is a good person. But he himself has been a strong critic of his own party, saying that his party is not good. He has to have the courage to lead the party," Subuna added, clarifying her candidacy, "I'm contesting the election not against an individual but against the social ill practices. I give my candidacy to pave ways for development and prosperity."


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