KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Sherdhan Rai, Provincial Assembly leader of CPN-UML defeated Bhim Acharya by two votes to secure his win as Parliamentary Party member from Province 1. Rai obtained 26 votes and his rival candidate Acharya garnered 24 votes.

After defeating Nepali Congress candidate Govinda Bahadur Karki in the provincial assembly election in Bhojpur, now Sherdhan Rai of CPN-UML is being viewed as strong contender for chief minister of Province 1. Republic asked the the former information and communications minister about his future plans. Excerpt from the interview:

BHOJPUR, Dec 9: Former Information and Communication Minister Sherdhan Rai, candidate from CPN-UML in Bhojpur wins for the Provincial Assembly. Rai win in Province ‘B’ by 13229 votes-

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Vehicle of CPN-UML’s Bhojpur candidate Sherdhan Rai was ambushed by 14 cadres of CPN-Maoist (Revolutionary) leader Biplav at 10 am today.