KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The KP Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has picked Bachan Bahadur Singh as the chairman of the party's youth wing.
Singh will succeed Chairman of National Youth Federation (NYF) Ramesh Paudel, who was later named as joint-coordinator of the youth wing after the unification between the erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).
Singh was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the youth wing after the party's youth wing in-charge Mahesh Basnet proposed his name during a central committee meeting held in Lalitpur on Monday. Basnet had tried to forge consensus among three contenders for the post --Ramesh Paudel, Kiran Paudel, and Singh --to unanimously elect a candidate for the chairman of the party's youth wing.
The youth wing insiders say there has been an understanding to unanimously elect Paudel as the youth wing's chairman from May 30 as it is mandatory for the chairman of the youth wing to be of 40 years.
The meeting has named Kiran Paudel as Co-Chairman of the youth wing. Ramesh Acharya has been elected as the general secretary, while Ramji Sapkota and Ramesh Tiwari have been elected as Deputy General Secretaries of the youth wing belonging to the Oli-led faction of the faction.
The Oli-led faction of the NCP decided to elect new office bearers after the Co-Chairman Ram Prasad Sapkota and a few other office-bearers chose to side with Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led faction of the NCP.