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
Advance booking open for Dashin
Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.
The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.
On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking. Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.Follow @gorkhapost