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Voting begins for Nepali Congress PP members

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KATHMANDU -Election for the Nepali Congress (NC) Parliamentary Party (PP) working committee members has begun in Singha Durbar on Friday.

As many as 42 lawmakers have filed candidacy for 22 positions of the Nepali Congress PP working committee membership yesterday.

Of the 37-member panel, today’s election will elect 22 members from the contending 42 lawmakers.

NC lawmakers will elect one member from each of the seven federal provinces and the remaining 15 will be elected under the inclusive proportional representation categories.

According to election committee coordinator Ramesh Rijal, the results will be public immediately after the election as they are using electronic voting machine.

Ongoing factionalism between party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has been reflected in the nominations. Lawmakers representing either side have been contending for the membership.

Two candidates one each from Deuba and Paudel panel are contending for Madhesi male, Dalit female, Dalit male, Khas Arya male, and Muslim reservation category. Similarly, two candidates one each from the rival factions have registered candidacy for the seven provinces.

Similarly, four lawmakers, two each from the rival faction, are contending for the two seats under Indigenous Ethnic community female and male reservation categories and four lawmakers are contending for two seats under the Khas Arya women category.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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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”.

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