Election campaigning heats up in Darchula

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Darchula, Nov. 8: Parties and candidates are intensifying their campaign in the run up to the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) election in this remote mountainous district, heating up the election atmosphere with the increasing cold.

Candidates of the three major parties- The UCPN (Maoist), the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) – are busy campaigning in the villages asking the voters to vote them and their respective parties. They were busy canvassing even during the Tihar festival, far away from their home.

The candidates are defying the cold and have reached the nooks and corners of the district as part of their plan to hold the final campaigning in the district headquarters only after canvassing in the villages first.

Although there are 12 candidates standing in the CA election from Drachula district, only the candidates of the three major parties have reached the far-flung villages for campaigning.

Relief to the flood-affected people, development, employment and reaching facilities to the remote villages, rather than constitution writing, have become the major issues in Darchula.

Candidate of the major parties are also concentrating on the local development issues and addressing the voters’ day-to-day problems.

The UCPN (Maoist) is facing tough competition from the Nepali Congress and the UML in this election. It won the 2008 CA election by securing more than double votes secured by the Nepali Congress or the UML.

Observers say the main contest is going to be among the candidates of the three major parties this time.

Nepali Congress has fielded the party spokesman and former communications minister Dilendra Prasad Badu, the UCPN (Maoist) Lalit Thagunna and the UML Ganesh Thagunna as candidates in the CA election.

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