NWA general convention: Closed session begins; polls Friday

KATHMANDU: The closed session of third national general convention of Nepal Women Association ( NWA), a sister wing of Nepali Congress (NC) currently underway in the Capital from Wednesday, has begun.

The session that started from 11 am today at Bhrikutimandap is said to be discussing and endorsing reports on politics, organisation and auditing of the organisation.

Meanwhile, the election committee has made public the election schedule. According to the schedule, candidacy registration will start from 1 pm today while time between 1 to 3 pm is set to register nomination.

According to the schedule, candidacy registration will open at 1 pm and close at 3 pm today.

Likewise, objections over nomination will be claimed by 3:30 pm while the time between 3:30 to 4 pm is fixed to inquire about the objection. Candidates can withdraw their candidacy from 4 to 8 pm today.

Thereafter, the final name list of contesting candidates will be published, said the Election Committee member Keshab Niraula.

Likewise, the election is scheduled to take place on Friday from 9:30 am to 2 pm. The election will pick 51 members according to the provincial structure.

Meena Pandey and Uma Regmi have announced their candidacy to run the organisation for the next two years. Both are former presidents of the Association.

Regmi is close to NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba while Pandey is to senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel.

A total of 2,165 representatives from around the country have been participating in the convention.