KATHMANDU — Ruling coalition UCPN (Maoist) has decided to field its standing committee member Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang for the post of Vice President.
A meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) standing committee (SC) held at UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in Lazimpat on Friday morning decided to field Pun for the post.
Following the UCPN (M) SC meeting, a meeting of High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar.
Today’s meet will finalise the name of the Vice President candidate from the ruling party coalition. The UCPN (M) held its SC meeting after Thursday’s HLPCC meeting where different pioneers requested that a Madhesi or Tharu competitor should be fielded for the post of Vice President.
Parties will file their candidates for the post of Vice President on Friday itself. The election is scheduled for Saturday at the Legislature-Parliament.
According to the election time table published by the Parliament, the vying candidates should file their nominations until today followed by the election on Saturday.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost