KATHMANDU — The nomination filing for the Nepali Congress Legislature-Parliament, Parliamentary Party working committee election has completed on Thursday.
As many as 42 lawmakers have filed their nominations for 22 positions of Parliamentary Party membership.
The PP would elect the members on Friday.
According to the NC parliamentary party statute, election is taking place to seven posts on the parliamentary party working committee at the rate of one representative each from the seven federal provinces and to 15 posts under different reservation quota in line with the proportional representation principle.
One member from each of seven provinces would be elected while the party has reservations for two Madhesi women, one Madhesi man, one Dalit woman, one Dalit man, two Janajati women, two Janajati men, two Khas-Arya women, one Khas-Arya man, one member from the backward region, one Tharu and one Muslim.
Tara Man Gurung and Deepak Khadka have filed candidacy from Province 1, Teju Lal Chaudhary and Prem Kishor Prasad Saha Teli from Province 2, Dhyan Govinda Ranjit and Rameshwar Prasad Dhungel from Province 3, Kamal Prasad Pangeni and Ram Chandra Pokharel from Province 4, Bikram Khanal and Sanjaya Kumar Gautam from Province 5, Tapta Bahadur Bista and Rita Shahi from Province 6, and Dirgha Raj Bhat and Baharat Bahadur Khadka from Province 7.
Likewise, Aangtawa Sherpa, Tirtha Bahadur Lama, Jhul Bahadur Ale and Kanchan Chandra Bade have filed nomination for the two posts towards the indigenous nationalities male category under inclusive quota.
Usha Gurung, Rajya Laxmi Shrestha and Gyani Kumari Chhantyal and Pushpalata Lama have filed candidacy for the two posts towards the indigenous nationalities female category under the inclusive quota.
Buddhiram Bhandari and Rajendra Kumar KC have filed candidacy for a single post towards the Khas Arya male category while Madhu Shahi Thakuri, Gita Wagle, Chandra Devi Joshi and Sarada Poudel filed candidacy for two posts towards the Khas Arya female category.
Meanwhile, Rajeev Bikram Shah was unanimously elected as he was the only contender to run for the one member reserved for lawmakers from the backward region.
Earlier, it has elected the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba the parliamentary party leader.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.