Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba will start his campaign trail in western Nepal on Tuesday.
According to Bal Krishna Khand, NC’s central elections mobilisation committee coordinator, PM Deuba will leave for Nepalgunj on Tuesday and will hold discussions with security officials and bureaucrats about the law and order situation in the region.
The PM will reach Dhangadi on Wednesday, where he will meet leaders and cadres of NC and other parties in the ‘democratic’ alliance and take stock of the situation. He will also hold meetings with regional security and administrative chiefs in Dhangadi before heading to his home district, Dadheldura on Thursday, according to the NC.
Deuba will launch his poll campaign from Dadheldura, with several elections rallies being scheduled in the districts in the western region.
He will also address elections rallies in Darchula, Bajhang, Bajura and Baitadi. He will then travel to Rukum, Rolpa, Jajarkot, Jumla, Humla and Mugu for further poll campaigns and mass meetings.
Claiming that the NC was strengthening its hold in various districts with the party’s election campaigns going in full swing, Khand said they would claim at least 80 seats in the elections under the first past the post category.