Half a dozen journalists aspiring to file candidacy

Lamjung (Besisahar), April 28

Half a dozen working journalists in Lamjung district are also aspiring to present themselves as candidates in different posts when the date for local level elections is coming near. The journalists have shown their interests to vie for different positions from chairperson of ward and rural municipality to municipality mayor.

Ex-Coordinator of Nepal Press Union (NPU) Gandaki Zone and Lamjung Aawaz Weekly Chief Editor Milan Sharma Danai has submitted his application to the Nepali Congress party to become Besisahar municipality- 8 Chairperson. NPU, Lamjung Chapter President and Lamjung Correspondent of Nepal Television, Parameswor Adhikari has shown his interest to fight for Mayor of Sundarbazaar municipality from Nepali Congress.

Likewise, NPU member and Lamjung correspondent for Annapurna Post Daily, Deepak Adhikari had already obtained ticket for member of Dordi rural municipality-1. He has claimed to go to district coordination committee after winning ward member. Press Centre Nepal Central Member Santosh Poudel is aspirant for chairperson of Dordi rural municipality in the local level elections. Poudel now is the director of Radio Bhoteodar and is associated to Mulkhabar Online.

Press Centre District Chairperson Rudra Hari Dhakal has also submitted application to CPN (MC) to become the ward-8 Chairperson of Sundarbazaar municipality. He is the manager of Radio Bhoteodar. Editor of Paribartan Sandesh Newspaper Narayan Poudel has intensified his preparation to vie for Mayor of Rainas municipality from Naya Shakti Party. Executive Editor of the newspaper and Press Society Lamjung District Chairperson Basudev Thapa has also expressed his interest to field his candidacy for chairperson of Marsyangdi rural municipality.

Similarly, former chairperson of FNJ, Lamjung Chapter and editor of ‘Lamjung Darpan’ Krishna KC.  is also one of the aspirants from journalists fraternity in local election. However, the names of the candidates have yet to be finalized despite interests from journalists. The parties are facing tough time to select candidates due to big flow of aspirants for same positions.

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