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NC thirteenth general convention: 375 candidates vie for 64 posts

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — Total of 375 candidates have filed their candidacy for 64 posts of the Central Working Committee in the ongoing thirteenth General Convention of the Nepali Congress.

As the formal procedures under the thirteenth general convention already under way, leaders and cadres of the Nepali Congress (NC) have filed their candidacies for different posts on Friday and started their publicity campaigns.

According to an Election Committee Coordinator Radheshyam Adhikari, 365 candidates have filed their candidacy for 61 CWC members and 10 leaders have filed their candidacy for three top positions president, general secretary and treasurer.

NC Acting President Ramchandra Paudel, senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula are competing for the post of party president.

Paudel, who is the contender for the post of party president from the establishment faction, has picked Shashank Koirala as general secretary and Sita Yadav as treasurer from his panel.

Deuba on the other-hand, who has been the establishment’s arch-rival for years, has picked Arjun Narasingh KC as general secretary and Chitralekha Yadav as treasurer from his panel.

Similarly, Sitaula, who has shaped another panel of his own from establishment faction, has nominated youth pleader Gagan Thapa as general secretary and Umakant Chaudhary as treasurer from his panel.

Krishna Bahadur Karki is vying for the treasurer post as an independent candidate. Though he is believed to be close to Khum Bahadur Khadka, Khadka himself is supporting the Deuba panel.

Farmullah Mansur left Paudel camp and joined Deuba camp Friday after Paudel named Sita Devi Yadav for the post of treasurer from the establishment faction.

The general convention will elect 25 Central Working Committee members under the open category, for which 94 leaders have filed their candidacies.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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