Dr. Baburam Bhattarai. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and Mahendra Raya Yadav have been elected chairmen of Nepal Samajbadi Party.
A meeting of the party held in Lalitpur on Saturday picked Bhattarai and Yadav as chairpersons of the party’s Central Committee. However, the position of the Federal Council chairman, as envisioned by the party’s statute, is vacant.
The meeting also elected Ganga Narayan Shrestha as party co-chairman, Durga Sob, Hisila Yami and Bhakta Bahadur Shah as vice-chairpersons, and Ramesh Yadav as general secretary.
The meeting inducted nine other leaders to the central executive committee.
Rajendra Kirati is the in-charge of Province 1, Devendra Yadav of Madesh Province, Akal Bahadur Thing of Bagmati Province, Moti Rizal of Gandaki, Kamal Khanal of Lumbini and Dr. Janak Shah of Sudurpaschim Province.
Likewise, Ishwar Rizal and GS Gurung have been added to the central committee.