Rabi Lamichhane’s party won’t contest provincial elections

Rabi Lamichhane - Nepal Independent Party
Rabi Lamichhane announces the formation of the Nepal Independent Party on June 21, 2022.

Kathmandu, August 17

Journalist-turned-politician Rabi Lamichhane says his newly founded Nepal Independent Party will not contest the provincial elections to be held on November 20.

Lamichhane says his party, however, will contest the House of Representatives elections to be held on the same day.

In a video post on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning, Lamichhane said his party would not contest the provincial elections as he thinks the provincial assemblies are just a waste of money.

Although Lamichhane demanded that the provision on provincial assemblies be removed, he said the public should be given a chance to directly elect their provincial chief ministers.

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