Eknarayan Bhandari, presenter of Power News, a program aired on News 24 Nepal, has given an exclusive interview to Jagarnnath Poudel, an independent candidate in Bharatpur Municipal Corporation. He said that he had gone among the people as an independent candidate as the people of Chitwan Metropolitan City were of the view that the Congress should take the lead. Poudel has said that the votes of UML, Congress and Maoists will come to him as he has gone as per the orders of the people. Independent candidate Jagarnnath Poudel and UML candidate Debi Gyawali are very popular in Bharatpur.
Poudel said that he did not take independent candidature to win or lose and that he took independent candidature to win according to the mood of the people. He said that he had given his candidature to fulfill the aspirations of the people even when he reached the center with the spirit of Chitwan Basi. In the local level election of 2074 BS, ballot papers were torn and re-election was held. What will be the situation in Bharatpur Metropolitan City?
Debi said there was still room for doubt as there were more ballot papers than the population, even though ballot papers were not torn now. He asserted that his party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the support. He said that although he was an election judge, there was room for doubt as he was transferred from here during the election.
He said that the people who sat for the ticket yesterday as party members, even when they came as polling officials, have no place to worry about it. In fact, they have stated that they are not feeling well. Debi Gyawali said that in the midst of all these obstacles, she is sure that she will win the election, so she will not be scared.
Debi Gyawali was the UML candidate for mayor in the local elections, while her rival was Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s daughter Renu Dahal from the UCPN (Maoist). Debi said that the victory of the UML would be ensured after the independent candidates from the parties in the alliance formed yesterday and a large part of the Congress split. He said that he was stronger than the situation he was in five years ago.
He said that the work done by Jurgnath ji by the UML leaders was very good and they were benefiting him a lot. He said that people including Prachanda ji have been working to spread confusion among the people by telling lies as they are very saddened after the independent candidate came. He said that Debi was trying to win the election by using various tricks as she could not even imagine winning her daughter by staying in herself and her organization. Prachanda, who went to the polls with his help, said it was difficult for him to win the election now that a large part of him had joined the insurgency