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NC update: Vote counting underway; Dhanraj Gurung still ahead

Seven in the fray for two posts of NC vice president


15 December 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Counting of votes for the post of Vice President under the 14th General Convention of the Nepali Congress is underway.

The counting of votes started from 6 pm on Wednesday at the party’s central office in Sanepa.

According to the results so far, Dhanraj Gurung is leading with 960 votes so far.

Another candidate Purna Bahadur Khadka is following Gurung. He has got 840 votes as of now.

Meanwhile, Chandra Bhandari and Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar are also competing.

While Bhandari has got 870 votes, Gachchhadar has got 660 votes so far.

Gurung and Bhandari belong to the Shekhar Koirala camp while Khadka and Gachchhadar are the candidates of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba camp.

According to NC Election Committee, the counting of votes for the post of vice president is being held in three different places at the party office, Sanepa, Kathmandu.

There are seven candidates vying for two posts of vice-president in the NC.

Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar and Purna Bahadur Khadka are contesting the vice presidency from the panel of President Sher Bahadur Deuba; Dhanraj Gurung and Chandra Bhandari from the panel of Dr. Shekhar Koirala; Sujata Koirala from the panel of Prakash Man Singh and Divyeshwari Sah from the panel of Bimalendra Nidhi. Similarly, Mahesh Acharya is also in the fray.

Sher Bahadur Deuba has been re-elected as NC president from the 14th general convention.

Sitaram KC, a member of the NC Election Committee, said votes of General Secretary’s post would be counted after the two vice presidents are declared.

Counting is expected to be over by 10 pm and results will be made public as soon as possible, said NC Election Committee.

Publish Date : 15 December 2021 21:39 PM

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