Kathmandu: Voting is taking place today to pick parliamentary party leader of the Nepali Congress – the largest party in the federal parliament.
Prime Minister and NC President and Sher Baahdur Deuba and general-secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa have filed their nominations for the parliamentary party leader. Voting arrangement has been made on the premises of the NC parliamentary party office at Singha Durbar on 8.00 am to 10.00 am today.
According to the NC parliamentary party leader and working committee election committee, vote count and results announcement of PP leader election would be made today itself. Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) from Nepali Congress are the voters in the election to choose parliamentary party leader.
It may be noted that NC had secured a total of 89 seats, including 57 under direct electoral system and32 under the proportional representation system in the parliamentary election held in last November 20.
The committee has asked all the voters to come up with their election certificate for voting. Senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has proposed the candidacy of President Deuba for parliamentary party leader while Dr Shekhar Koirala has proposed the candidacy of general-secretary Thapa for the same.
Likewise, party vice-president Purna Bahadur Khadka supported the candidacy of Deuba whereas another vice-president Dhanraj Gurung, general-secretary Biswo Prakash Sharma and central member Pradeep Poudel supported Thapa’s candidacy.
The committee had set the time from 2.00 pm to 3.00 on Tuesday for filing candidacy. The election has been taken as important event in the NC since the parliamentary party leader would be the PM candidate on behalf of the party. NC has initiated efforts to form the new government under its leadership as the largest party in the parliament.