Greater Demo­cratic Al­liance yet to fi­nal­ize ticket deal

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Demo­cratic al­liance has not yet fi­nalised tick­ets of the Terai prov­inces as they are still try­ing to forge al­liance. How­ever, it looks likely that the NC will not forge al­liance with the Ras­triyaJanata Party-Nepal and Fed­eral So­cial­ist Fo­rum Nepal of Upen­draYa­dav in those con­stituen­cies where the left al­liance is weak. It was re­ported that pos­si­bil­ity of al­liance be­tween the NC and the Mad­hes-based par­ties is slim as both sides claim more seats, es­pe­cially in Prov­ince No.2. The RJP-N and the Fed­eral So­cial­ist Fo­rum Nepal have, how­ever, forged elec­toral al­liance, and they have fi­nalised their com­mon can­di­dates though they have not made the names of their can­di­dates pub­lic. How­ever, the NC and the Mad­hes­based par­ties have reached an agree­ment to sup­port the top lead­ers of both the par­ties. Ac­cord­ing to which NC will not file its can­di­dacy in the con­stituen­cies where the mem­bers of pre­sid­ium of RJP-N con­test the elec­tions. NC has al­ready va­cated a Sun­sari con­stituency to Ashok Rai of FSF-N. Ear­lier, NC had in­tended to let Min Bish­wakarma to con­test the elec­tion from Sun­sri-4 but when Rai wanted to con­test the poll from the same con­stituency, NC in­cluded Bish­wakarma it the list of its PR can­di­dates. Like­wise, NC may not file its can­di­da­cies in the con­stituen­cies ofMa­han­tha Thakur and Ra­jen­draMa­hato in Sar­lahi, Sar­tat Singh Bhandari and Ma­hen­draYa­dav in Ma­hot­tari, Raj Kishor Singh in Sap­tari, Anil Jha in Rau­ta­hat and Upen­draYa­dav in Si­raha. Like­wise, the Mad­hes based par­ties may not have their can­di­dates in Bi­mal­en­dra's con­stituency-3 in Dhanusha. How­ever, the Mad­hes-based par­ties and NC are likely to have their com­mon can­di­dates in the con­stituen­cies along the East­West High­way where the left al­liance is strong. Mean­while, the al­liance be­tween the NC and RPP has been at risk as NC re­jected to give Jhapa con­stituency -3 for RPP gen­eral sec­re­tary Ra­jen­dra Ling­den. Although party pres­i­dent Sher Ba­hadur Deuba was ready to give the con­stituency to the RPP, NC leader Kr­ishna Si­taula op­posed the de­ci­sion as he has been con­test­ing the elec­tions from the same con­stituency since long. Now both Si­taula and Ling­den

will be con­test­ing from the same con­stituency. An­gry Ling­den even an­nounced that the al­liance be­tween the RPP and NC had ended. How­ever, RPP chair Ka­mal Thapa has not an­nounced end of the al­liance. In­stead, NC has left a Mak­wan­pur con­stituency to Thapa. Due to the row over the num­ber of seats, the demo­cratic al­liance has failed to fi­nalise the com­mon can­di­dates in many con­stituen­cies.

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