In the second phase of the first election for the federal and states parliament of the Federal Republic of Nepal was held on December 6, 2017. In the election, the voters of 45 districts voted for their representatives in the legislative bodies. Most of the celebrities have voted in the election. Here are some photos of some of the celebrities who went to vote in the election.
Keki Adhikari voting in the election. She wrote, “If the country wins, we will win.”
Rekha Thapa with her mother Saraswati Thapa in a polling booth in the election. After voting, Rekha wrote, “I voted in the election, you also vote confidentely to elect the most capable leader.”
The political parties and leaders have submitted their candidacy in the upcoming election in Nepal. I have compiled a list of location the top leaders of the country are contending in the election. A video report:
How Gyanendra is left alone in election?
Although Gyanendra had told that he was ready to take the leadership role, she hasn’t shown any sign of leadership. A leader is a person who consolidate people in a group and motivate it to follow him/her. But, Gyanendra isn’t seen doing that. It seems, he is doing the opposite. The party that supported him, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, got divided into two parties. One of them joined the ruling party, Nepali Congress and is running election in association with the party. Nepali Congress is one of the main force that had ended monarchy in Nepal.
One of the popular actress of the past, Bipana Thapa, is currently in Nepal. She was in Nepal in an effort to promote his sister in the local election held at the end of Baisakh. Bipana’s younger sister, Basana Thapa, was one of the candidates of Nepali Congress as Deputy Mayor of Narayan Municipality of Dailekh district.
Although Bipana and her sister Basana had promoted in the election, Basana couldn’t win the election. She was defeated by CPN (UML) candidate, Sabitra Malla. The vote difference between Sabitri and Basana was only 600.
After the election, Bipana is travelling in different parts of Nepal with her sister and other family members. Bipana has shared photos of them travelling in places like Jumla, Mugu and other beautiful and scenic places. They look pretty happy although Basana was defeated in the election.
Who is Bipana Thapa?
Despite of his desperate attempt, actor Bhuwan KC has failed to get a Constituent Assembly (CA) membership. In the final list of CPN (UML) candidates nominated as CA members under the proportional representation (PR) electoral system, Bhuwan’s name is missing.
UPDATE – A part of Bhuwan KC’s press statement and press meet at Reporters Club:
A standing committee meeting, held at Gokarna Resort, has chosen the 84 PR members from the list of 335 names submitted to the Election Commission before the election. The party has become the second largest party after winning 91 seats under direct voting.
The political environment has adversely affected the Nepali movie industry. As the election result are being released, no Nepali movie is going to be released this week in theater.
Nepali film artists are also in a state of shock when the biggest party before election is seemingly the distinct third after Nepali Congress and CPN (UML), according the initial election result. Shocked Maoist have cried foul and have asked the counting to stop.
After conducting musical programs in 16 cities by 40 different artists, the election awareness musical tour has concluded in a program held at Durbar Square. The event organized by the Election Commission of Nepal was supported by USAID and IFES.
On the final program at Durbar Square the super star of Nepali movie industry, Rajesh Hamal also danced. Other artists present in the program include comedy actors Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Binita Baral, Parbati Rai, Ram Krishna Dhakal, Shankar BC, Sugam Pokharel, Aim Baral, Ram Krishna Dhakal, Nisha Sunar, Pashupati Sharma, Asta Raut, RP Bhattari, Sanjeep Pradhan and others.
Various artists talked about the upcoming election in the talk program organized by the Film Directors Guild of Nepal on November 15, 2013. In the talk program titled ‘The role and responsibilities of film artists’ Election Commissioner Nilkantha Upreti was invited as the Chief Guest.
In the program, actors Rajesh Hamal, actress Karishma Manandhar, Basundhara Bhusal, Nisha Adhikari, singer Kunti Moktan, Rajesh Payal Rai, director Dinesh DC, actor Deepak Raj Giri, musician Sambhujit Baskota, Rajkumar Rai, and journalist Bidur Giri talked about the election and their roles in the election.
After protests from the party workers, Bhuwan KC was removed from the CPN UML election candidate list. Although he was stated to represent party in Kathmandu constituency 1 in the initial list, he was removed after protest. In the final list, Bidhya Neupane will represent the party in the constituency.
In the similar manner, actress Rekha Thapa was also removed from the final candidate list of the CPN Maoist. When Rekha’s attempt to get ticket in Kathmandu failed, she was successful in getting the recommendation from Parsa district. But, in the final list she was replaced by Baliram Shah in Parsa 1 constituency.
Actor Bhuwan KC had joined party politics in hopes to win in an election and start his political career. Bhuwan has used all political tactics to win the CPN UML nomination.
In the nomination list of UML released on October 1, Bhuwan KC is named the candidate in Kathmandu 1 constituency.
Rekha Thapa’s attempt to get a ticket from Kathmandu wasn’t successful. But, the CPN Maoist Parsa committee has nominated Rekha for the election in Parsa-1 electoral district. In the meeting of Bhojpura Rajya Samiti, held on Thursday, Basaruddhin Ansari was nominated in Parsa-2 election.
Rekha Thapa is a popular actress and she has a high chance of getting elected. But, the result of election depend on various factors like the competing opponent, personal behavior, and other unseen factors. Continue reading
What would be more shameful than being made fool by the person one has elected?
That is what is happening in Nepal, and it has already been the 16th time the one, and the only one candidate for the post of Prime Minister, Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel, has been defeated in the election. He was left alone in the never winning race since Maoist Chairman, Puspa Kamal Dahal, withdrew his candidacy after realizing the infinite loop the election was going through.
The politics in Nepal doesn’t make sense at all!
There is a single candidate who won’t win and won’t give-up the election. The top leader of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, was defeated for the 14th time in an election held at the parliament on Friday.
Poudel is alone in the race for the post of Prime Minister. Ram Chandra Poudel was left alone in the race when Maoist Chairman, Puspa Kamal Dahal, withdrew his candidacy after realizing the infinite loop the election has fallen into. Poudel is trying to cash in the ‘opportunity’ by not-giving-up the race, that he
is never going to win. In the election vote for Poudel were 96 and 2 were casted against him. Next election will be held after three days.
It is everybody’s guess that the shameful bargaining tactics being practiced by the leaders will have a long-term impact on their political character.