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UML candidate Gurung withdraws her nomination to support Dipak Manange

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LAMJUNG — CPN-UML candidate Khanda Lama Gurung has withdrawn her nomination to support independent candidate Rajiv Gurung aka Deepak Manange on Wednesday.

Chief Election Officer of Manang and district Judge Deepak Dhakal confirmed  that UML’s candidate Khanda had withdrawn her name. Independent candidate Rajiv Gurung will now rival with Congress’ Karma Gurung.

Khanda reached Chief Election Officer’s office at around 1 pm today and withdrew her nomination.

Manange had filed nominations as an independent candidate after UML central committee’s refusal to provide election ticket to him despite the district committee’s unanimously decided to pick him as the party candidate. Manange had recently joined UML.

He claimed that his victory is obvious as Gurung’s supporters had promised him to help in the elections. Gurung and Manange are brother and sister in relationship.

CPN-UML Manang’s President Polden Chopang Gurung has also agreed to support the independent candidate Manange after the withdraw from Gurung.

After Gurung withdrew her nomination, there will be a tough competition between Manange and Karma Gurung from Nepali Congress.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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