Hridayesh Tripathi likely to contest election in the UML’s alliance once again

L-R: KP Sharma Oli and Hridayesh Tripathi
L-R: KP Sharma Oli and Hridayesh Tripathi

Kathmandu, August 15

Hridayesh Tripathi, an old face in Nepal’s parliamentary politics, is highly likely to contest the upcoming House of Representatives election in the CPN-UML-led alliance once again.

The leader of the eight-month-old Janata Pragatishil Party (People’s Progressive Party) met UML chairman KP Sharma Oli on Monday and discussed the alliance.

Tripathi had left his old Rastriya Janata Party Nepal just before the 2017 parliamentary elections and had contested and won the election as a CPN-UML candidate. Although Tripathi claimed he was a member of an independent political group during and after the election, legally, he has been a UML lawmaker.

“There has been an alliance of the ruling parties. Hence, we discussed if we can go together,” Tripathi says after the meeting.

It is not known what Oli replied to him.

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