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.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost