KATHMANDU — The left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) is preparing to field Krishna Bahadur Mahara for the post of House Speaker. The two parties, however, have not made any official announcement about who will be the candidate for the Speaker till this evening.
With the majority seast of left alliance, there is a high possibility that Mahara, who had won the federal parliament election from Dang-2, will be the Speaker of the House.
It has been learnt thta ,apart from Mahara, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Dev Gurung and former Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar among others from the Maoist Centre have also expressed their willingness to become the Speaker.
Filing of nominations for the election to the post of Speaker has been scheduled for Friday while the election has been slated for Saturday.
Meanwhile, former Speaker Subash Nembang has claimed for the post of Speaker from CPN-UML.
Senior leaders of the UML have claimed that Nembang’s role will be strong to make the federal parliament effective as he has already led the Constituent Assembly as the Chairman for two times. He has also has the experience of interim Parliament Speaker.
But, the Maoist Centre had already claimed the post of Speaker while allocating key posts during the process of party unification of the two parties. Maoist Centre had supported Bidya Devi Bhandari for the post of President leaving their stance for the post as per the same agreement.
The Maoist Centre had claimed for the posts of Vice-President and Speaker after the UML demanded the posts of President and Prime Minister.Follow @gorkhapost
Dahal stresses on prosperity
CHITWAN — Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on development and prosperity of the nation.
Chairman Dahal argued to make the agro market modern and consumer friendly while inaugurating the Agriculture Promotion Market here on Sunday.
On another note, former PM Dahal said that Chitwan Metropolis City should be made exemplary in development after constructing the ring roads along the Narayani and Rapti rivers.
Speaking in the same programme, CPN leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey opined to develop at least one pocket area for one product to make the nation self reliance in food grains.
The market was constructed in the investment of 66 businesspersons. A total of Rs 140 million has been spent so far for the construction, according to Thir Prasad Dhital, managing director at the market.Follow @gorkhapost