The base of Maoists is continuously shrinking

18 November, Kathmandu. In the initial trend of counting votes towards the proportionality of the House of Representatives, the Maoist Center National Swatantra Party (RASWPA) was also behind. When the counting of votes ended, the Maoist secured third place both proportionally and directly, but got fewer votes than last time.

Till the time of preparing this news, the Maoist Center has got 11 lakh 61 thousand 992 votes proportionally, which is 11.17 percent of the total Sadar votes. Of course, this is the lowest vote the Maoist Center has received in the elections so far.

The Maoists, who won 120 seats directly in the first Constituent Assembly elections held after the peace process, also got 31 lakh 44 thousand 204 votes in the same ratio. But he could not save it. In the second Constituent Assembly elections in 2070, the Maoists got 14 lakh 39 thousand 726 i.e. 15.21 percent votes.

In the local elections of 2074, the Maoists got 17.6 percent votes (on the basis of ward president candidates), while in the elections to the House of Representatives, they got 13.66 percent i.e. 13 lakh 3 thousand 721 votes.

In the local elections held last May, the vote for the Maoist center fell by 13 percent. Now despite the alliance with the Nepali Congress and other parties, the Maoist Center has got a total of 17 seats in the Direct Party, while its vote in the Proportional Party has come down to 11.17 percent. Matrika Yadav, deputy general secretary of the Maoist center, who has been discussing the review of the election victory since Saturday, says, ‘We have been in power continuously. But we could not live up to the expectations of the people.

Where did you fall? Where did it grow?

Analyzing the proportional votes of the districts except Dolakha and Bajura, which are currently counted, it appears that the Maoists’ base has shrunk in 47 out of 74 districts. There has been a huge increase in votes in the rest of the districts.

In Manang, the votes of Maoists have decreased the most. In 2074, he got 1,430 votes, i.e. 34.7 per cent of the total proportional Sadar votes. This time it got 133, which is 2.6 percent of the Sadar vote. That is, there has been a decrease of 32.1 percent in the base of Maoists.

Votes also declined significantly in districts such as Rukum East and Bardia, which the Maoists claim are their areas of control. Rukum Purva had got 8 thousand 891 votes last time, this time it has come to 8 thousand 271 even after adding voters. His share in the total Sadar vote has decreased by 12.6 percent.

Last time Naxalites got 14 thousand 962 votes in Arghakhanchi, this time they got only 7 thousand 342 votes. Leaders say that the influence of UML has been clearly seen on Bahadur Rayamajhi, who has been in the party for a long time.

The Maoist center base seems to have shrunk in Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bardiya and other districts where the Civil Liberation Party has increased its influence. In Bardiya, the Maoists had won one seat directly (Area No. 2) in the last election, while they got 45 thousand 698 votes on a proportional basis i.e. 26.7 percent of the total Sadar votes. This time when Saresh Panth lost in Bardiya 2, he got 26 thousand 653 i.e. 14.4 percent votes proportionally in the district.

In the election of 2074, Bina Magar was elected from Kanchanpur constituency number 1 and got 33 thousand 665 proportional votes across the district. This time, even without becoming the general candidate of the alliance, he could not save the victory, while the proportional votes of the Maoists are only 21 thousand 879. The share of Maoists in the total Sadar votes has decreased by 8.4 percent.

Bhagat Bahadur Baduwal and Krishna Kumar Choudhary lost in Kailali-2 and Krishna Kumar Choudhary in Kailali-2, even though they became common candidates of the ruling coalition. In the proportional party, the votes of the Maoist Center have also decreased by 5.3 percent. The Maoists, who got 47 thousand 49 votes in 2074, got a total of 28 thousand 919 votes this time.

Jhapa, Taplejung, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Bara, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Lamjung, Kapilvastu, Banke and Jumla, where Maoist candidates lost outright, their proportional votes were reduced went .

There has been a slight increase in the votes of the Maoist center in Mustang, Mayagadi, Rasuva, Rukum West, Gorkha and other districts. Mustang has seen the highest proportional vote increase. The Maoists, who got 129 votes in 2074, got 989 votes this time. In Mayagadi too, 11.1 percent votes have increased. Last time he got 4 thousand 303 votes and now he has got 9 thousand 70 votes. The share of Maoists in the total Sadar votes has increased by 11.1 percent.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar