RJP to back Bhandari in presidential poll

Published On: March 9, 2018 06:51 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), Nepal has decided to support Bidya Devi Bhandari of left alliance in the presidential election. 

A meeting of RJP Nepal's presidium held today decided to vote for Bhandari in the presidential poll, RJP Nepal's general secretary Keshav Jha said. 

He also added that the talks between the left alliance and RJP for the latter's participation in the incumbent government were positive. 

As the talks of the RJP Nepal with the leaders of CPN-UML and Maoist Center heading toward positive direction, the RJP is also backing Bhandari in presidential poll. 

Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Laxmi Rai are vying for the post of the President in the election scheduled on March 13. 


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