Nepali Congress asks NCP to support its candidate for deputy speaker

File: Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand

Kathmandu, January 20

The main opposition Nepali Congress has asked the ruling Nepal Communist Party to support its candidate for the position of deputy speaker. Because the ruling party has nearly two-thirds majority lawmakers, whoever gets supports from its lawmakers will be elected.

As the current Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe is resigning so as to let the party field its candidate for the speaker, the opposition party’s chief whip Bal Krishna Khand said it expected that the NCP would let the Congress claim the deputy position.

Khand said lawmakers from his party would vote for the NCP’s candidate for the speaker if the NCP agreed to support the Congress candidate for the deputy speaker.

The opposition party is preparing to field its candidate against the NCP’s Agni Prasad Sapkota for the speaker’s poll if the party would not support the Congress candidate for the deputy.

Published on January 20th, Monday, 2020 12:41 PM

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