Deuba, Thapa file candidacy for for Parliamentary Party Leader

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and party general secretary Gagan Thapa have filed their nomination for the post of parliamentary party leader.

Both of them reached the party’s parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar on Tuesday to file their nominations.

Senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel proposed Deuba for the post while Purna Bahadur Khadka seconded the proposal.

Similarly, Thapa’s nomination was proposed by Shekhar Koirala and seconded by party vice president Dhanraj Gurung, general secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma and leader Pradeep Poudel.

The party has slated the election for the parliamentary party for Wednesday from 8 am to 10 am.

The party’s 89 newly-elected lawmakers are eligible to vote in the election for parliamentary party leader. The candidates will need at least 45 votes to secure the post.


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