Prachanda to contest April pollJanuary 15th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (ANI): Maoist chairman Prachanda will contest in the Constituent Assembly election slated for April 10 from constituency No. 1 in Kathmandu.
The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) leader would also contest the election from one more constituency having strong Maoist support base, reported the Nepalnews.
Maoist Foreign Department chief C P Gajurel told this to reporters in Sindhuli District.
Gajurel said that the decision was taken at a recent Maoist central committee meeting, but refused to elaborate.
All Maoist central leaders would run in the election and a majority of them from their home-districts, he added.
Gajurel said he is also contesting from his home-district Sindhuli.
While hinting at the possibility of forging a “working unity” with other Left parties, including CPN-UML, in the run-up to the election, Gajurel expressed confidence that even without this his party would secure a clear majority in more than eighty constituencies.
The number of constituencies in Nepal was 497. But on December 15, 2007, the Nepal government tabled an amendment to the Constitution, which changed the total membership of the Constituent Assembly to 601 seats instead of the earlier 497. (ANI)
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