CPN (Maoist Centre) to field candidacy in Ilam and Bajhang


File photo: Meeting of the CPN MC party office-bearers.

Kathmandu, March 27: The CPN (Maoist Centre) is to give candidacy in the by-elections to be held in Ilam and Bajhang.     

A meeting of the party office-bearers held at the Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar on Wednesday made this decision.     

Prime Minister and party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' briefed the meeting on the latest political situation in the country and the contemporary political issues.     

Talking to the media after the meeting, party vice-chairperson and spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota said that a decision has been made in the meeting to field candidacy from the party in the by-election taking place in Ilam constituency no 1 and Bajhang constituency no 1 Province Assembly constituency 'A'.     

According to him, discussions are on regarding the name of the candidates and the necessary decision will be taken in the next meeting. The party stated that the required decision would be taken after the names of the candidates from the two constituencies were recommended.     

Spokesperson Sapkota said that although the meeting discussed the topic of provincial governments, the decision on the same would be taken after the required consultation among the parties in the ruling coalition. He added that the topic of provincial government would be finalized until Thursday. (RSS)

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