Kathmandu, November 28
As the November 20 elections are coming closer, the ruling alliance has made public the list of its official candidates across the country for both federal and provincial legislative bodies.
As per the list shared by top leaders of four parties–Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, CPN-Unified Socialist and Rastriya Janamorcha–the parties have fielded more than one candidate in some federal and provincial constituencies. In such places, they have agreed to compete against each other in a friendly way.
In some constituencies, they have also extended support to candidates of the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party led by Mahantha Thakur. Likewise, Prabhu Sah and Ghanashyam Bhusal, contesting the elections independently, have got alliance support.
In Rupandehi 2, where the alliance’s official candidacy was scrapped by the Election Commission and the Supreme Court as the candidate, Raju Gurung of the Unified Socialist, was found involved in an unsettled banking offence, the alliance has supported Keshav Bahadur Thapa of Janamukti Party.
Rastriya Janamorcha, however, says it is not supporting Thapa.
Find the full list here.