Kathmandu, March 16
The Janata Samajbadi Party has decided to send Manju Ansari to represent a proportional representation seat in the House of Representatives.
The seat was vacant after the death of lawmaker Shahnaz Rahman in February. The election rules have it that the party needs to choose another person from the closed list of the same category of the proportional representation candidates submitted to the Election Commission before the elections in case a lawmaker elected under the proportional representation system dies.
As Rahman was a woman from the Muslim category, the party sent Ansari, another woman belonging to the same category.
Now, the Election Commission is required to give her a certificate to formalise her election.