Maoist’s Aryal files candidacy for NA Vice-Chair

National Assembly member Urmila Aryal filed her nomination for the post of Vice-Chairperson of the National Assembly from the ruling alliance on Sunday.

Aryal of the CPN (Maoist Centre) filed her candidacy by reaching Lhotse Hall of the New Baneshwor-based Parliament building.

She was proposed by Maoist Centre’s Narayan Kaji Shrestha and seconded by Devendra Dahal and Khim Lal Devkota.

Earlier in the day, the main opposition Nepali Congress decided not going to nominate a candidate for the post of National Assembly Vice Chairperson.

Aryal’s chances to be elected unopposed gone high as the largest opposition party with 89 seats in Parliament is not not nominating its candidates.

Ganesh Prasad Timilsina of the CPN-UML is the Chairman of the National Assembly.

There is a provision in the National Assembly that the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson should be from different parties.

There are 58 lawmakers in the National Assembly.

The election for the upper house vice-chair is scheduled for Monday.

The post has remained vacant after Shashi Kala Dahal of the Maoist Centre retired, completing her four-year tenure on March 5 last year.


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