Kathmandu, March 12
Nepali Congress today announced the result of 21 Central Working Committee members under various reservation quotas including Dalit, Madhesi, women and indigenous nationalities.
Of them, 12 belong to newly elected party President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s panel and nine belong to the Ramchandra Paudel-led panel.
The Deuba panel is also leading in the 25-member open category. Fourteen of the leading candidates are from the Deuba panel as against 11 from Paudel’s panel. There are 90 candidates under this category.
The result of all reservation seats will come by tomorrow and results of the open category of 25 CWC members will come by Monday, according to NC’s secretary at the party headquarters Prakash Sharma. Although the counting of open category was done in only one group earlier, it was done in four groups today to expedite the counting process, according to him.
After the results, the party president will have two immediate tasks — making key appointments including vice president, general secretary and joint general secretary from the nominated quota and he will nominate 21 CWC members to fill the 85-member CWC.
As soon as the CWC gets complete shape, the party will have to elect a parliamentary party leader, who will be the party’s official prime ministerial candidate.
Vote update of leading 30 candidates under the 25-member open category, according to Sharma, is as follows 1500 ballots were counted till today:
Khum Bahadur Khadka, 898; Shekhar Koirala, 885; Prakash Man Singh, 880; Ramesh Lekhak, 851; Purna Bahadur Khadka, 846; KB Gurung, 841; Pradip Giri, 839; Pradip Paudel, 837; Bal Krishna Khand, 835; Bimalendra Nidhi, 833; Dhana Raj Gurung, 824; Mahesh Acharya, 815; Ram Sharan Mahat, 786; Bal Bahadur KC, 785; Bishwa Prakash Sharma, 771; Sujata Koirala, 766; Shankar Bhandari, 749; Prakash Sharan Mahat, 740; NP Saud, 730; Gopal Man Shrestha, 730, Chandra Bhandari, 721; Minendra Rijal, 713; Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, 713; Narayan Khadka, 712; Badri Pande, 703; Jip Tshring Lama, 623; Udaya Shumsher Rana, 622; Dina Maha Laxmi Upadhaya, 608; Padhma Narayan Chaudhari, 607 and Ashok Koirala, 564.
Each of the seven provinces will have two seats. In the seven provinces the leading candidates are as follows. Around 400 ballot papers were counted till today:
Province 1: Guru Raj Ghimire, 184; Bhishma Raj Angdambe, 147;
Amrit Aryal, 136.
Province 2: Ananda Prasad
Dhungana, 205; Ramesh Rijal, 177, Teju Lal Chaudhari 158.
Province 3: Nabindra Raj Joshi, 179; Ram Nath Adhikari, 127,
Mohan Bahadur Basnet, 126.
Province 4: Govinda Bhattarai, 163, Dev Raj Chalise, 159;
Surendra Raj Pande, 155.
Province 5: Dipak Giri, 200;
Devendra Raj Kandel, 170;
Bharat Kumar Shah, 149.
Province 6: Hridaya Ram Thani, 222; Jivan Bahadur Shahi, 193;
Din Bandhu Shrestha, 167.
Province 7: Dilendra Prasad Badu, 212; Bir Bahadur Balayar, 180;
Kamal Bahadur Shah, 119.
|Elected CWC members|
|Deuba Panel||Paudel Panel|
|Dalit: Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, Min Bahadur Bishwakarma, Laxmi Pariyar, Sujata Pariyar||
Dalit: Jivan Pariyar
|Madhesi: Mahendra Yadav, Parbata DC Chaudhari||Madhesi: Ajaya Chaurasiya, Ram Krishna Yadav, Kiran Yadav|
|Indigenous: Bahadur Singh Lama, Sita Gurung||
Indigenous: Chin Kaji Shrestha, Ratna Serchan, Kalyan Gurung
|Women (open): Dila Sangraula, Pushpa Bhusal, Ambika Basnet, Ishwori Neupane||Women (open): Kamala Panta, Sarita Prasain|
A version of this article appears in print on March 13, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.