IPG to contest polls with 'the sun' as election symbol


Kathmandu, Oct. 2: The CPN(UML) and the Independent Political Group (IPG) have agreed to contest the upcoming election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies with 'the sun' as the common election symbol.
"Leaders and cadres of the independent political group will participate in the upcoming election to the House of Representatives, the State Assemblies and the National Assembly taking 'Sun' as the election symbol. The independent group will be active as independents," a press release issued by the CPN (UML) stated.
It would be the common responsibility to ensure justice, equality and prosperity by freeing the people, including the people of the Tarai-Madhes, from exploitation, oppression, discrimination and inequality, the press release further stated.
UML general secretary Ishwar Pokharel and Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) leaders Hridayesh Tripathi (Nawalparasi), BK Gupta (Kapilbastu), Pashupati Dayal Mishra (Banke), Ishwar Dayal Mishra (Kapilbastu) and Jagdish Shukla (Banke) have signed on the agreement to this effect.
Both sides have agreed to amend and evolve the constitution as per the country and the people's need, to ensure economic development and social justice in the entire country including in Tarai-Madhes, and to work together for a happy and prosperous life of all the Nepalis. RSS

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