KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the parliamentary party leader of the NC.

Deuba garnered 44 votes to win the election to the post against party central member Prakash Man Singh who received a total of 19 votes.

Deuba will now lead 63 Members of Parliament representing the Nepali Congress.


NC PP leader pick; Deuba, Singh vying for post

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) will vote to elect its parliamentary party leader today, following failure to name a leader for the post unanimously.

Former Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and central member Prakash Man Singh are vying for the post.

The voting process began at 10:00 am at NC Parliament Party Office, Singha Durbar and will conclude at 1:00 pm. Vote count will begin right after the voting, said a NC leader.

Deuba's candidacy has been proposed by leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar and seconded by leader Man Bahadur BK, whereas Singh's candidacy has been proposed by Treasurer Sita Devi Yadav and seconded by leader Sanjaya Kumar Gautam.

Deuba is from the establishment side, while the former NC General Secretary Singh is representing senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel camp.

Of the total 275 parliament members, 63 members represent the NC (23 elected under the first-past-the-post system and the remaining 40 under the proportional representation).

The NC parliamentary party working committee will have a total of 26 members, according to the amended NC parliamentary party statute.