KATHMANDU — Voting for the post of Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party (PP) leader is underway at the PP Office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday.
Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel are in the election fray for the post.
Both, Deuba and Paudel, had registered their candidacy for the election of PP leader yesterday.
The voting started at 11 am and will end at 2 pm today. A candidate must secure no less than 104 votes to get elected to the post of parliamentary party leader.
The election to pick the main opposition leader in Parliament has been viewed with much enthusiasm outside the NC also as without a main opposition leader in Parliament since the last two months; the Constitution Council has been not able take any decision for lack of a quorum.
The position of PP leader of the main opposition and the largest party in Parliament had been lying vacant since the demise of the then party president and PP leader Sushil Koirala on February 9.
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”.