Shishir Khanal of National Independent Party elected from Kathmandu-6.
7 November, Dharamsthali. During the counting of votes on Kathmandu-6, many staff of the Nepali Congress thought that the social gathering’s candidate Bhimsendas Pradhan would take the lead. Pradhan, who gained the election from this area in 2070 and 2074, was contesting for the third time.
But opposite to their expectations, Shishir Khanal, the candidate of the National Independent Party, took the lead. Shishir, who maintained his lead from the start to the tip, was elected by getting 14,204 votes. Candidate of CPN-UML, former Inspector General of Police, Sarvendra Khanal, got here second with 8,919 votes.
In 2074, the Congress candidate Pradhan, who gained simply even when there was an alliance between the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center, fell to the third place with 8,805 votes this time.
The predominant cause for the defeat of Bhimsendas Pradhan is the dissatisfaction throughout the Congress, in line with the Congress staff who met on the ward workplace of Tarakeshwar Municipality-6 Dharmasthali, the polling place.
49-year-old Vijay Bhandari of Tarakeshwar Municipality-2 Kavresthali has been in Congress for 30 years. Bhandari, who was additionally a candidate for the ward chairman within the native elections of 2054, was an energetic member of the Congress till October 27. However, every week earlier than the elections, he introduced that he had left the Congress.
“My solely kin together with household and kin are 88 energetic members of the Congress however we left the Congress,” mentioned Bhandari, who was met exterior the polling place.
According to Bhandari, the Congress handled the folks as slaves. 3 months in the past, when he tried to satisfy with the toll downside, he was upset that the chief didn’t give him time to satisfy. ‘Why do we’d like a pacesetter and such a celebration who don’t even meet the individuals who voted for the folks’s problems, roads, infrastructure, water provide and waste administration?’ Bhandari expressed his anger.
Bhandari says that as a result of the Congress has allied with the Maoists for presidency and energy, whose concepts and ideas don’t match, they’ve rebelled in order that ‘future generations shouldn’t be cursed’. ‘Communism and capitalism joined the neck. The precept has deviated. Workers and their issues usually are not thought of their very own”, Bhandari mentioned.
Kumar Khatri of Kavresthali Karki Chowk joined UML from labor group politics since 2042. He instructed Onlinekhab that it was painful for a lot of leaders from Yogesh Bhattarai to win the election from this constituency.
Khatri remembers that his leg was even damaged throughout an election campaign. We do not should say the chief we vote for. Should we all the time be slaves to the social gathering? Our present vote is the correct and holy vote of the folks.’
Listening to Congress and UML staff, it may be understood that the employees selected the National Independent Party candidate after they didn’t just like the social gathering’s candidate. Kathmandu-6 consists of some wards of Tarakeshwar Municipality, Kathmandu Metropolitan Municipality and Tokha Municipality. Most of the land belongs to Tarakeshwar municipality within the northern area.
Kavresthali space of Tarakeshwar is inhabited by Ayekas who’ve migrated from Rasuwa and Nuwakot. Residents right here had voted for Congress or UML within the earlier elections. But some staff of these events mentioned that there is no such thing as a work for the event and other people’s issues on this space from each the events. Vuddhiman Dimdung, a younger man from Kavresthali, they do not even know Shishir Khanal, the candidate of the National Independent Party. He says that he voted primarily based on listening to that ‘the candidate of the bell is nice’.
What did this area get from Bhimsen Das after being conquered in 2074? Is our constituency a laboratory of Congress and UML’, he requested, ‘and we’re their slaves.’
“We have closed the times of turning into leaders by placing oil on bikes, distributing election cash and enslaving folks. For the primary time, we have now voted for competent folks in a good method’ mentioned Dimdung additional.
An area chief who labored within the Congress marketing campaign in Kathmandu-6 says that she couldn’t remind the employees to not vote on the bell. Some of the employees used to inform that they’d overtly forged their votes within the election program of Congress candidate Pradhan.
Bhimsen dai used to stroll forward within the election marketing campaign. After saluting him, the employees would pull us and say that as a result of we’re Congress, we can not all the time be their slaves, we is not going to vote’, says the chief, ‘The staff had been divided by the choice of the social gathering and the alliance. The vote lastly moved.’
The Congress candidate Pradhan additionally says that the Rashtriya Swatantra Party gained the election with the votes of the Congress. He additionally mentioned that a few of the outcomes of the social gathering’s 14th congress had been seen within the elections.
Khanal of the National Independent Party, who gained the election, mentioned that he gained the election with the love and help of conventional political events.