CPN (MC) finalises candidates for NA election

KATHMANDU: CPN (Maoist Centre) has finalised the candidates for the National Assembly (NA) election scheduled for January 25.

A meeting of the party’s office bearers convened at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar today took a decision to this effect.

According to party secretary Devendra Paudel, Champadevi Karki (Koshi Province), Shree Krishna Adhikari, Manarupa Sharma (Gandaki), Jhakku Subedi (Lumbini), Bishnu Bishwakarma (Karnali) and Renu Chand (Sudur Paschim) have been picked as the party candidates for the upper house election.

Earlier, a meeting of the coalition partners held in Baluwatar this morning agreed on joint candidacies for the upper house elections, NC leader Ramesh Lekhak said.

As per the agreement, the NC will have 10 candidates followed by six from the CPN (Maoist Center), two from the CPN (Unified Socialist) and one from the Janata Samajbadi Party. The nomination for the remaining one seat shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

With the elections scheduled for January 25, today marks the publication of the voter’s name list, and tomorrow is the day for registrations of candidates.

The final list of candidates is set to be published on January 11.



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