Nepali Congress leader and former Home Minister Govinda Raj Joshi. (File Photo)
DAMAULI: Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former Home Minister Govinda Raj Joshi-led group and supporters have agreed to forge an electoral alliance with the CPN-UML in the upcoming local elections.
A meeting held at Joshi’s residence decided to coordinate with the UML and field a joint candidate.
An eight-member election mobilization committee has also been formed with four members each from the UML and Joshi faction of the NC.
According to leader Joshi, the two parties will field a common candidate for the post of Chairman, deputy chief, vice-chairman, ward chairman and members of each municipality in Tanahun.
The Nepali Congress is in a weak position due to animosity between senior party leaders Ram Chandra Poudel and Joshi in the Tanahun.
Joshi was expelled from the party on charges of sabotage after Poudel’s defeat in the last parliamentary elections in the district.