Kathmandu, January 13:

The CPN-Maoist today finalised the remaining 10 nominees for the interim legislature-parliament, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday. The party has already made public the names of 73 nominees for the legislature. The Maoists are entitled to get 83 seats in the 330-member interim legislature. According to the Maoists, the 10 nominees are all independent.

The 10 nominees finalised by the party include Malla K Sunder of Kathmandu from indigenous and nationalities, Vikchhu Ananda of Kathmandu from the religious community, Iliyas Musalman of Kapilvastu from the Muslim community, Narayan Prasad Sharma Regmi of Dang from journalism, Padam Lal Bishwokarma of Ilam from Dalit and teaching profession, Major general (Rtd) Kumar Fudung of Tehrathum from ex-Army servicemen, Motidevi Chaudhary of Bardiya from the freed-Kamaiya society, Shanta Shrestha of Kathmandu from among women, Hari Rokka of Khotang from the intellectuals’ society and Shri Krishna Acharya of Kaski from industrialists.

Maoist Spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that those nominees are independent personalities, who had played significant role in the Jana Andolan II. He said that they would submit the list of the nominees to the PM tomorrow. He also said that all the nominees would be finalised by a meeting of the eight political parties. All the nominees for the interim legislature would be attached to the annex of the interim constitution.

Likewise, the Janamorcha Nepal led by deputy prime minister Amik Sherchan recommended three nominees for the interim legislature. The nominees include former lawmaker Kaman Singh Lama, Anjana Bisankhe and Asharfi Sada. The Janmorcha Nepal, one of the constituents of the seven-party alliance, however, has not been able to come up with consensus candidature.