Pushpa Gharti elected deputy speaker

SURKHET: CPN-MC lawmaker Pushpa Gharti has been elected unopposed to the post of deputy speaker for Province 6. No other candidate filed candidacy for the post.

Meanwhile, the formal announcement of her election is due to be made by a parliamentary meeting to convene on Saturday.

As per the agreement between the party and CPN-UML, Raj Bahadur Shahi of UML became the speaker in the province.