Kathmandu, April 4
Candidates of National Lawyers’ Association affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) won 23 out of 25 posts of office bearers of Nepal Bar Association, including the post of the president and seven out of eight vice-presidents.
NLA President Chandeshwar Shrestha won the NBA presidency with 4,022 votes. His nearest rival Sunil Kumar Pokharel secured only 3,873 votes.
The post of NBA General Secretary, however, went to Democratic Lawyers Association candidate Lila Mani Paudel who secured 4,178 votes against his NLA rival Surendra Bahadur Thapa’s 3,701 votes.
Candidates of Nepali Congress affiliated DLA won only three posts. DLA candidates won the posts of general secretary (Lila Mani Paudel), Province 5 vice-president (Sunil Kumar Shrestha) and Madhesi open category member candidate (Manoj Kumar Chaudhary).
Among the NLA candidates who won the post of vice-presidents are Man Bahadur Rumdali (Province 1) , Ram Chandra Singh (Province 2), Ishwari Prasad Bhattarai (Province 3), Surendra Thapa Magar (Gandaki province), Min Bahadur Mahat (Karnali province), Umesh Prasad Bista (Far-west province) and Raksha Basyal (women’s category).
NLA candidate for Treasurer Rudra Prasad Pokharel also won the election. Of the NLA candidates for members who won the election are Mohan Sashankar (Dalit), Pancha Narayan Mandal (Madhesi, outside valley), Bina Kumari Singh Chaudhary (indigenous nationalities), Badri Narayan Nagarkoti (indigenous nationalities), Kalpana Kumari Bhandari (women’s category) Anju Kayastha (women’s category), Shiv Raj Pandit (outside valley) and open member candidates Ganga Sagar Khatri, Bhimsen Banjara, Bhuwan Prasad Niraula, Prakash Maharjan, Bal Krishnga Gaire and Khimanand Adhikari.
Out of 10,313 voters, 8,329 cast their votes across the country. NBA office bearers serve for three years.
A version of this article appears in print on April 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.