Nepal Presidential Election: Bhandari files her candidacy

Kathmandu, March 7

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has filed her candidacy for the upcoming presidential election.

Bhandari, who is the widow of UML stalwart Madan Bhandari, came to the Parliament Secretariat to register her candidacy. Her candidacy has been backed by the UML and the Maoist Centre (allies of the Left Alliance).

The MPs who have proposed Bhandari’s candidacy are: Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Rawal, Ishwor Pokhrel, Subas Nembang and Onsari Gharti. Similarly, the MPs who have backed the candidacy are: Ram Bahadur Thapa, Bishnu Paudel, Gokarna Bista, Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Rabindra Adhikari.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was alongside President Bhandari when she filed her candidacy. Other leaders were also present. However, former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, who wanted to be named the party’s candidate for the post, did not come to the secretariat.

Published on March 7th, Wednesday, 2018 2:49 PM

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