Major responsibility to adhere to constitution fully: Senior leader Poudel

Senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, who has filed candidacy for President from Nepali Congress, said he now has the major responsibility to fully abide by the constitution.

Talking to media persons after registering his candidacy for the President to which election is being held coming March 9, leader Poudel viewed he would extend full support to protect and institutionalize the constitution and federal democratic republic.

“It is time to strengthen sovereignty vested in Nepali people, to protect the democratic achievements made so far, to keep intact national unity and territorial integrity and to ensure the country’s prosperity,” leader Poudel stressed.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and top leaders from various political parties had reached the Federal Parliament building at New Baneshwor today to register Poudel’s candidacy.

Poudel has been proposed for the presidential candidate by NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal, CPN (Maoist Centre) Senior Vice-Chairperson Narayankaji Shrestha, Janata Samajwadi Party leader Ashok Kumar Rai and Abdul Khan of the Janamat Party.

Similarly, supporters for Poudel’s candidacy in the presidential bid are Chairperson of Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party Nepal, Mahantha Thakur; Vice-President of Nepali Congress, Purna Bahadur Khadka; Chairperson of Nagarik Unmukti Party, Ranjita Shrestha; Chairman of Rastriya Janamorcha, Chitra Bahadur KC; and Chief Whip of CPN (Maoist Centre), Hitraj Pandey.

The joint meeting of eight political parties held on Friday evening had agreed to vote for the NC candidate in President’s post. The eight political parties to make this decision were- NC, Maoist Centre, JSP, CPN (US), LSP, Janamat Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and Nagarik Unmukti Party.

Similarly, early today morning, the central execution committee meeting of the Nepali Congress had decided to field a senior leader, former Vice President of the party, and the former Speaker Poudel as the President candidate.


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