Local elections: Candidates visiting doorsteps to woo voters in Birgunj
BIRGUNJ: Birgunj Metropolitan City, the only metropolitan city in the Madhes Province, is gripped with election fever as different political parties and the independent candidates have intensified their publicity campaigns in the city.
Birgunj Metropolitan City is also the hometown of Chief Minister of Madhes Province Lalbabu Raut.
Different political parties are making their commitment paper public and have been carrying out door-to-door campaigns to ask for a vote in the local-level election scheduled for May 13.
Altogether 18 candidates including independent ones are vying for the mayoral candidates in Birgunj while there are four candidates including two independents for the post of deputy mayor.
Rajeshman Singh is the mayoral candidate of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) representing the five-party electoral alliance. Likewise, Bijaya Kumar Sarawagi is the common candidate of the CPN (UML) and Loktantrik Samajwadi Party. Sarawagi had joined the UML some weeks ago after intra-party feuds in the JSP.