KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala formally announced her candidacy for the post of party president on Wednesday.
She made the announcement by organising a press conference at her residence in Mandikhatar of Kathmandu this afternoon.
With her candidacy there will be four candidates to vie for post. Alongside Koirala, Ram Chandra Paudel and Krishna Prasad Sitaula from the establishment camp and Sher Bahadur Deuba from the opponent group are competing for the post of party president.
During a conference, Koirala said that she had chosen to strive for the top post of the party to shield the political line of former Prime Ministers BP Koirala and Girija Prasad Koirala. She also accused acting president Ram Chandra Paudel for undermining the women in the party.
Sujata, who is the only daughter of late Girija Prasad Koirala, claimed that her candidacy is not a bargaining tool but a move to lead the party.
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”.