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NC includes billionaire Chaudhary in PR list for upcoming polls

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress has included business tycoon Binod Chaudhary in its closed list of proportional representation candidates for the upcoming elections.

It is learnt that Chaudhary has been nominated as the number one candidate of the party under the PR category from Madhesi quota.

Chaudhary was close to Madhav Nepal while in UML but according to the sources he recently made a distance with the party due to UML Chair KP Oli. He had a good bonding with UML leader and former Finance Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari but he has also a good relationship with some NC leaders.

It is learnt that former Indian Envoy Deep Kumar Upadhayay played a crucial role in roping in the business tycoon in the party as per the request of NC General Secretary Koirala.

Chaudhary has Chaudhary Udhyog Gram in Nawalparasi Constituency-1 from where leader Koirala is contesting the upcoming elections. There are about 1,900 workers currently employed in Chaudhary’s company there.

Chaudhary, the only businessperson named in the Forbes billionaire’s list form Nepal, was the Member of Parliament from the CPN-UML and was elected a member of the first Constituent Assembly (CA) under the PR category by UML in 2008.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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