PR lists for parliamentary, provincial polls unveiled

Kathmandu, November 3

The Election Commission today unveiled lists of provincial and parliamentary proportional representation candidates submitted by parties.

The poll panel said political parties had submitted names of 6,094 candidates.

Of the total candidates in the PR lists for parliamentary and provincial polls, 793 males and 931 females  are indigenous peoples, 867 males and 997 females are Khas/Arya, 158 males and 262 females are Tharus, 342 males and 496 females are Dalits, 445 males and 563 females are Madhesis, 81 males and 157 females are Muslims, 158 males and 115 females are differently-abled, and 107 males and 122 females are from marginalised groups.

Of the 88 parties registered with the EC, only 49 had submitted their closed list for parliamentary PR list. The EC stated that 53 parties had submitted closed list of candidates for provincial PR elections.

Parties had submitted the closed list of proportional representation candidates to the EC on October 15; the EC let the parties correct their name lists from October 16 to 23; the parties submitted amended lists of candidates to the EC between October 23 and 29; complaints against candidates listed in the closed list can be lodged from November 4 to 10; the EC will scrutinise complaints between November 11 and 17 and notify about candidate(s) removed from the closed list on November 18. The poll panel will publish the final closed list on November 19.

Spokesperson for the Election Commission Navaraj Dhakal said the EC had published the names of parties’ PR candidates as per the priority order submitted by the respective parties.

A total of 110 members of the Parliament and 220 members of the provincial assemblies  will be elected through the PR election.

Priority PR list for HoR polls

Nepali Congress

Sitadevi Yadav, Chitralekha Yadav, Bal Krishna Khand, Sujata Koirala, Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, Dilendra Prasad Badu, Pushpa Bhual, Kishor Singh Rathaur , Dila Sangraula, Satya Narayan Khanal, Surya Bahadur KC, Mohan Prasad Pandey, Antaram Bhatta, Dilip Sapkota, Basant Bhattarai, Khim Prasad Bhusal, Ram Bahadur Bista, Govind Bahadur Malla, Hari Adhikari, Prem Bahadur Khadka, Jayapati Rokay, Ram Bahadur Basnet, Uttar Bahadur Air, Mina Pandey, Uma Regmi, Deep Shikha Sharma, Rukmini Devi Koirala, Manju Khand, Shila Sharma Khadka and Kalyani Rijal

CPN-UML

Bijay Subba, Khagendra Rai, Keshav Lal Shrestha, Aindra Sundar Nembang, Chuda Dev Singh Lama Ghising, Til Kumar Meyangbo, Ek Bahadur Rana, Mani Kumar Subba Limbu, Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa, Jhag Bahadur Thapa Magar, Bhoj Bikram Budha Magar, Bhadra Singh Budha Magar, Jayandra Singh Etbal, Kanchha Lama Tamang, Narendra Kumar Shrestha, Dal Bahadur Gurung, Tham Maya Thapa Magar, Shiv Maya Tumbahamphe, Sujita Shakya, Ram Kumari Jhankri, Bina Shrestha, Tulsi Thapa, Navina Lama, Shanti Maya Tamang Pakhrin, Kumari Meche, Bina Devi Budhathoki Magar, Rana Kumari Balampaki Magar, Maili Tamang. Menchung Lama and Kamala Thapa Magar

CPN-Maoist Centre

Rekha Sharma, Purna Kumari Subedi, Dharmashila Chapagain, Satya Pahadi, Sita Pokhrel, Devi Khadka, Samita Karki, Sunita Regmi, Sushila Simkhada, Gyanu Basnet Subedi, Ruku Chaulagain, Renu Chand, Om Kumari Poudel, Yashoda Neupane, tika Devi Ghimire, Sabitri Kumari Karki, Baba Basnet, Hit Raj Pandey, Mani Thapa, Lok Mani Dhakal, Prem Bahadur Singh, Narayan Prasad Dahal, Kumar Paudel, Chudamani Khadka, Tara Man Swanr, Ganga Karki, Gagan Bahadur Khadka, Ashok Kumar Rokaya, Bir Bahadur Karki and Ram Bahadur Bhandari

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal

Chanda Chaudhary, Akbal Ahmed Shah, Indra Jha, Naramaya Dhakal, Kiran Kumari Ray, Nirjala Raut, Rani Mandal, Dharmendra Sah Teli, Bijay Kumar Singh, Chunni Khatun

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal

Parshuram Basnet, Prem Krishna Pathak, Prakash Adhikari, Rajan KC, Prem Narayan Thapa, Shiv Bahadur Basnet, Prithvi Narayan Karki, Bir Bahadur Shahi, Durgamai Subedi, Babu Lal Karki

Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Buddhi Man Tamang, Toran Bahadur Gurung, Dil Bikas Rajbhandari, Balaram Gharti Magar, Nara Bahadur Hirachan

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic)

Dhurba Bahadur Pradhan, Ram Kumar Subba, Bhujung Gurung, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, Ang Dima Sherpa