Kathmandu, March 9
Former Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is poised to take charge as Speaker of the House of Representatives after his party the CPN Maoist Centre decided to back his candidacy for the post.
A meeting to the Maoist top brass on Friday morning decided to field Mahara for the job, which the UML wanted for former Speaker Subas Nembang. According to sources, UML leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli had lobbied hard for Nembang even till Friday morning.
However, the Maoists said they can’t reverse their decision to field Mahara. Sources say that Maoist leaders Onsari Gharti, Dev Gurung, Lekhraj Bhatta and Giriraj Mani Pokhrel were also in contention for the post.
The Parliament Secretariat is accepting nominations for the post from 10 am to 1 pm today.
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Published on March 9th, Friday, 2018 11:32 AM