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Former Home Minister Shakti Basnet elected in Jajarkot

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JAJARKOT — Former Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet has been elected from Jajarkot.

Basnet secured 32281 votes while his closest rival Nepali Congress’candidate Rajiv Bikram Shah obtained 23289 votes.

A Maoist Center candidate, Basnet was supported supported by CPN-UML.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM





KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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