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Sitaula, who’s lagging behind within the celebration, is additional behind in parliamentary politics

November 8, Kathmandu. Congress chief Krishna Sitaula had mentioned when he was operating as a candidate for Jhapa 3, ‘This yr the voters is not going to select a monarchist, however a republican.’

The similar Sitaula needed to lose within the first election of 2074 to implement the republican structure, in opposition to the monarchist Rajendra Lingden. UML supported Lingden to defeat him. This yr additionally the identical destiny was repeated. Lingden acquired the assist of UML president KP Sharma Oli. In return, he helped Oli in Jhapa 5.

While Sitaula was with the opposite events of the ruling coalition, he was analyzing that his victory could be simple because of the discontent within the UML.

One of the strains of UML in Jhapa 3 was offended that they will not have the ability to vote for Surya within the subsequent election even when they win Lingden this yr.

Even although Durga Prasai, who’s getting ready to get a ticket from UML on this area, didn’t get a ticket on the final second, a number of the UML’s votes would go to them, based on the evaluation of the Congress leaders. Jhapa Congress leaders additionally tried to convey that message by publishing the pictures of Sitaula and Prasain earlier than the election.

However, the election outcomes weren’t as anticipated by Sitaula. Within 5 years, his rival Lingden had develop into the chairman of the National Democratic Party (RPPA). He turned well-liked amongst folks due to his true expression in opposition to corruption. Because of this, Lingden defeated Sitaula for the second time in Jhapa.

According to the counting of votes that ended on Thursday, Lingden acquired 40 thousand 648 votes whereas Sitaula acquired 37 thousand 272 votes.

A political future at stake

With the second consecutive defeat within the parliamentary elections, Sitaula’s political future can be in danger.

Congress chief Lokesh Dhakal says, “While the interference of the brand new technology within the celebration is growing, the election after 5 years will not be favorable for him”.

Also, in celebration politics, he began to push in the direction of the floor after the thirteenth Congress.

At that point, when he was nominated for the chairmanship, he was accused by the Koirala celebration of defeating the institution. After ending third within the election of the chairman, he supported Deuba ultimately.

Sitaula didn’t run for the 14th Congress. After selling Pradeep Poudel because the General Minister, he agreed on another posts. Later, Chairman Deuba nominated him as a central member.

Most of the leaders within the Congress, including the present president Sher Bahadur Deuba, chief Ramchandra Paudel, got here to scholar politics. However, Sitaula is a frontrunner who got here on to central politics by the district president.

“At that point, after Girija Prasad Koirala gave him a elevate, he got here ahead with the assistance of many different senior leaders,” says Dhakal, a Congress chief.

Since the yr 2033, Congress has been lively in politics from Jhapa, however initially Sitaula continued to pursue authorized enterprise as properly. Even although there was bitterness after two sides within the political competitors, he as soon as fought Rajendra Lynden’s case.

In the 048 election, Sitaula Jhapa area no. He turned a candidate from 1. At that point he was defeated by Drona Prasad Acharya of CPN-UML.

A pacesetter who emerged near Koirala

At the start of his political journey, he was near Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. He additionally turned a candidate within the by-elections held two years later when the MP Acharya handed away. In the mid-term elections held in 2050, he turned a member of parliament by defeating CPN-UML candidate Senior Advocate Leela Udasi Khanal.

Until then, Sitaula, who was far-off from the Koirala household, turned a member of parliament within the mid-term elections, however Keshav Prasad Koirala got here near the Koirala household by his spouse Nona Koirala. After the election, when the Congress MPs had been divided, he joined the group of 74 of the Koirala celebration.

In January 2057, when the federal government led by Girija Prasad Koirala was reshuffled, he additionally turned the Minister of State for Industry, Commerce and Supply. Soon there was a cut up within the Congress, the then King Gyanendra staged a ‘coup’.

Sitaula turned nearer to Koirala as he turned weaker within the celebration because of the corruption case in opposition to the then Deputy General Minister Govindraj Joshi. At that point, successful the belief of Girija Prasad Koirala turned a possibility for him to take a leap into politics.

In the 2062/063 movement, he got here to the middle of politics after he performed the function of a mediator for talks with the Maoists. As a confidant of Girija Prasad Koirala, he turned the official consultant of the Congress and performed a job in bringing the Maoists to the peace course of.

At that point, having mother-in-law in Sillong, Meghalaya, India turned helpful for her. His father-in-law Dhruvnath Johi was a member of the Congress I meeting from Silong for a very long time. His father-in-law, who can be the Minister of State for Labor of Meghalaya, made it simple to increase his relationship with him in India.

In that course of, Sitaula established relations with Maoist leaders Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Bamdev Kshatri, Baburam Bhattarai and Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda. In June 2063, he introduced Prachanda and Baburam to Kathmandu. At the identical time, Girija Prasad Koirala additionally made him the Home Minister.

After the dying of Girija, there have been comments throughout the Congress that Sitaula’s politics was over. However, he performed a job in making Sushil Koirala the chairman within the twelfth Congress. In return, Koirala nominated him because the Chief Minister.

In the parliamentary elections, Sitaula has gained solely 3 elections. He has gained the elections of 2048, 2056 and 2070. In the mid-term elections of 2051, he was defeated by Pushparaj Pokharel of UML.

In 2056, UML’s Narayan Rajvanshi misplaced. However, on this election, UML’s Jhapa 4 candidate Yukt Vetwal alleged that KP Oli and Sitaula conspired to lose him. Vetwal misplaced to Chakraprasad Bastola in Jhapa 5 by 26 votes.

Bhetwal contested the election in Jhapa 4 this yr too with the stick image of our Nepali Party. However, they didn’t get good votes.

Sitaula, who performed a job in bringing the Maoists to the peace course of, was defeated by the Maoists within the first Constituent Assembly election. In the second, he gained the election and got here to the parliament. At that point, he was the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee.


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