KATHMANDU: Independent Candidacy Campaign (ICC) has started fielding independent candidates at all 753 local levels in the upcoming election slated for May 13.
Organizing a press conference, it was said the main objective of ICC is to rid the local government of party politics to make the local level free from corruption, fulfill the daily needs of the people, and prioritize the development agenda.
The campaign serves as a common ground for those who want to become independent local level candidates from all over the country and welcomes anybody willing to do so for the development of the country.
So far, 1998 candidates have declared their candidacy in the local elections through this Campaign.
There are 347 in State-1, 309 in Madhesh Pradesh and 364 in Bagmati Pradesh. Similarly, 286 candidates have declared their candidacy in Gandaki, 265 in Lumbini, 188 in Karnali and 239 in Far-Western.
Through this campaign, a total of 4657 people from all over the country have filled up the forms with their desire to become candidates.
Noting that development issues have been overshadowed due to political issues in local level too, the campaign aspires to overhaul the status quo for the smooth functioning of local governments.