KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Party president Sher Bahadur Deuba and former general-secretary Prakash Man Singh will vie for the post of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader in case there is an election for the post.
The Nepali Congress has made the schedule for the election to the post of its parliamentary party public. Accordingly, the election will take place on March 5.
Deuba and Singh had expressed their desire to file their candidacy for the post in a lunch the party general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala organized for the lawmakers representing the Nepali Congress on February 28.
The Nepali Congress has 63 lawmakers in the 275-member House of Representatives. Among them, 23 are elected from the first-past-the-post election while 40 are elected from the proportional representation category.
As per the election schedule made public by the Nepali Congress today, name list of voters would be published at 4.30 pm on March 4, the applications for candidacies will be called from 6 pm to 7.30 pm on March 4 and the final list of candidates will be published at 8.30 am on March 5.
The voting will take place from 10 am to 1 pm on March 5 at the NC parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar. Vote counting will be started immediately after the voting is over, said Keshab Rijal, the member-secretary of the election committee.
The fee for the candidacy has been fixed at Rs 41,000. The Nepali Congress' parliamentary party working committee has 26 members. The election to the parliamentary party working committee will be held after the election to the post of parliamentary party leader. RSS