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
Petroleum products’ prices go down
KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.
A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.Follow @gorkhapost