Chairs of 10 parliamentary committees elected unanimously

File: Nepal's parliament building parliamentary committees
File: Nepal’s parliament building

Kathmandu, August 29

The ten parliamentary committees under the House of Representatives (HoR) got their chairpersons elected nine months after the general elections.

The committees that got chairpersons include finance, international relations and tourism, industry, commerce, labour and consumer interests, law, justice and human rights, agriculture, cooperative and natural resources committees.

The house meeting convened on Monday today elected the chairpersons of the committees. Nominations were registered for the elections in 10 committees on Sunday.

Janamat Party’s Abdul Khan has been elected chair of the Industry, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Committee after his contender Ganesh Parajuli of Rastriya Swatantra Party withdrew his candidacy, according to the Federal Parliament Secretariat.

Nepali Congress (NC)’s parliamentarian Santosh Chalise has been elected chair of the Finance Committee while Janata Samajwadi Party’s Raj Kishore Yadav was elected the chair of the International Relations and Tourism Committee.

Similarly, Maoist Centre’s Bimala Subedi has been elected to the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee while Nepali Congress Arzu Rana Deuba has been elected chairperson of the Agriculture Cooperatives and Natural Resources Committee, Kiran Kumar Sah has been elected chair of the Women and Social Affairs Committee while Ramhari Khatiwada to the State Affairs and Good-Governance Committee, informed the Secretariat.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party’s Deepak Bahadur Singh has been elected chair of the Infrastructure Development Committee while Unified Socialist’s Bhanubhakta Joshi has been elected the chair of Education, Health and Information Technology.

CPN (UML)’s Rishikesh Pokharel has been elected to lead the Public Accounts Committee.

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