Ruling CPN on Wednesday has instructed to cut tax rate in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City after losing the mayoral election.
A meeting of the CPN election mobilization committee for Dharan convened to review the election has instructed the party's Dharan parliamentary committee to review the tax rate.
"The meeting has instructed the CPN Dharan parliamentary committee to review the tax rate implemented by the sub-metropolis for the fiscal year 2076/77 and start to immediately cut tax rate respecting the public opinion and recommendation as we found intense grievances against the taxes levied by different levels while going for door-to-door campaign," a press statement issued by coordinator of the CPN election mobilization committee for Dharan Ramesh Basnet.
Tilak Rai of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) brought down the 60-year-old red fortress to be elected mayor of Dharan on Monday leaving the ruling CPN for some introspection.
Dharan city of Sunsari was a red fortress that has always elected a communist candidate during era of multiparty politics.
Dharan had elected a communist mayor in Kedar Prasad Khanal even in the local election held after NC swept to two-third majority in the 1959 general election. Candidates of the then CPN-UML had been elected mayor of Dharan, and the party's candidates elected lawmaker from the Sunsari constituency including Dharan in all the elections held after restoration of democracy in 1990.
Dharan was such strong a red fortress that UML chose to field the then chairman Man Mohan Adhikari, a Biratnagar resident, from the safe constituency of Sunsari-1 that includes Dharan in the general election in 1991.
Published Date: Wednesday, Mangshir 18, 2076, 14:41:00