Deuba, Paudel file candidacies for NC parliamentary party leader

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Kathmandu, Apr.5 (ANI): Nepali Congress leaders Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Paudel have filed nominations for the post of its parliamentary party leader on Tuesday.

The lawmakers of the party will on Wednesday cast their votes to elect the new leader.

The post has been vacant since the demise of the then party President and Parliamentary Party leader Sushil Koirala on February 9.

Deuba’s name for the post was proposed by lawmaker Farmullah Mansoor while, Padma Narayan Chaudhary, who was in the Paudel-led camp till the party convention in March, seconded it.

Lawmaker Prakash Man Singh has proposed Paudel’s nomination, while party’s General Secretary Shashanka Koirala has seconded the proposal.

Deuba had defeated Paudel in the party presidential election held in March. Meanwhile, the elections for other positions will be held on Friday. (ANI)

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