Nepal Election 2022: Voting is going on for the new government in India’s neighboring country Nepal today (Sunday). Strict security arrangements have been made for peaceful and fair polling. The borders of India and China have been sealed. This is the second election after the new constitution announced in the year 2015. More than 1 crore 80 lakh voters of the country will elect their government. The main contest in this election is between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and main opposition leader KP Oli. India’s eyes are also fixed on this election being held in Nepal.
There are a total of 275 members of the Federal Parliament of Nepal, out of which 165 members will be elected by direct voting, the remaining 110 members will be elected by proportional method. Similarly, out of total 550 members of the provincial assembly, 330 will be directly elected and 220 will be elected proportionally.
Main bout between Deuva and Oli
In this election, the ruling Nepali Congress coalition led by Sher Bahadur Deuba includes Deuba’s party Nepali Congress, Prachanda’s party Maoist Center, Madhav Nepal’s Unified Socialist Party (USP), Mahant Thakur’s Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP). Similarly, Nepal Communist Party (UML) led by KP Oli and Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) led by Upendra Yadav have entered into an alliance.
Rashtriya Prajatantra Party is also in the fray
Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is also in the fray on the issue of making Nepal a Hindu nation again and establishing a constitutional monarchy. Rajendra Lingden, chairman of the National Democratic Party, has promised that if he wins the election, the monarchy will be made the guardian of the country again. Apart from this, he has promised to declare the country a Hindu nation. The issue of making Nepal a Hindu nation is also very hot. In this context, this contest is visible triangular.
India also eyes on the election
India’s eyes are also fixed on the election. Actually Nepal is not only a neighbor of India but also of China. China wants to use the land of Nepal to surround India from all sides. At the same time, India has very close relations with Nepal. India helps him at every opportunity. Not only this, he is giving his full cooperation in getting these elections done. The new government of Nepal will decide whether it needs the support of India or China.