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Bhawan Bhatta elected President of NRNA

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KATHMANDU — Bhawan Bhatta has been elected as the Chairperson of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) through the 8th general convention held in the Capital on Monday night.

Bhatta outshined Ms Jamuna Ghale Gurung with total vote difference of 613 votes. Of the total 1,788 votes casted, Bhatta secured 1,197 to defeat Gurung

After being elected the top post, Bhatta said he would forward the incomplete agendas put forth by the apex umbrella body of 500 non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) since its establishment.

“Victory and defeat is common in election. I will try to move ahead uniting all the NRNs,” Bhatta said adding,”NRNA will forward the agendas including building construction, smart NRNA academy, Laprak Model Settlement and joint investment.”

Likewise, Kumar Panta and Kul Acharya have been elected as vice-presidents. Pant has been reelected as vice-president for the second time by securing 1,030 votes, said Kul Prasad Pandey, member of the election committee.

Sapila Rajbhandari has been elected as women vice-president securing 1,054 votes. The general convention has elected Dr Badri Bahadur KC as general secretary of the Association defeating Yam Gurung and Arjun Shrestha.

Similarly, Dambar Bahadur Chhetri and Janaki Gurung won the secretary posts. Hikmatn Bahadur Thapa was re-elected as Treasurer while Somnath Sapkota won the Joint Treasurer post.

The election committee informed that Bhuma Devi Limbu won the Woman Coordinator post while Sudan Thapa claimed victory as Youth Coordinator.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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