Paudel files candidacy for Nepali Congress president’s post

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Katmandu, Mar 4 (ANI): The acting president of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has registered his candidacy for the post of party chief.

Poudel registered the candidacy along with Shashank Koirala for the post of general secretary and Sita Devi Yadav for treasurer at Sanepa-based party office on Friday, reports The Himalayan Times.

Party leader Sujata Koirala on Thursday withdrew her candidacy for the top post and announced that she would lend her support to Paudel in the elections.

Nepali Congress’ 13th National General Convention began yesterday with fanfare amid a grand function at the Khula Manch in the presence of thousands of supporters, leaders of political parties, including those from neighbouring countries.

The candidates wishing to fight for the party’s Central Working Committee’s elected posts will have to file their candidacy by this afternoon. (ANI)

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