2 candidates each for Speaker, Deputy Speaker

KATHMANDU: Two candidates each have filed their nominations for Speaker and Deputy Speaker elections to be held later today.

Onsari Gharti of UCPN-Maoist and Anuradha Thapa Magar of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party have filed candidacy for the Speaker's position at the Parliament.

Likewise, Ganga Prasad Yadav of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and Dilli Prasad Kafle of NWPP have filed candidacy for the Deputy Speaker's position.

The ruling coalition, consisting of CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic and some fringe parties, has extended support to Gharti for the Speaker and Yadav for the Deputy Speaker.

It is, hence, very likely that both Gharti and Yadav will win.

Earlier, the main opposition party Nepali Congress had decided not to field its candidates in the elections of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.