Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel and UML Vice-chair Subash Chandra Nembang are the two candidates in the presidential election slated for March 9. While Paudel has the support of eight parties, so far, Nembang is backed by only the UML. With the presidential election less than a week away, Republica’s Pushpa Bhatta caught up with Nembang for an interview. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has called a central committee meeting for Monday. The meeting is said to have been called to discuss which presidential candidate the party should vote for.
MORANG, Feb 11: Senior leader of the CPN (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has said that the presidential candidate should have a political background. "Independent person cannot retain the glory of the presidential post," he argued while talking to media-persons at the Biratnagar Airport on Saturday.