Failed: UML wanted Rekha Sharma become the VP to bring Shankar Pokhrel to House

L-R: Shankar Pokhrel and Rekha Sharma

Kathmandu, January 5

The CPN-UML’s effort to recommend lawmaker Rekha Sharma for the post of vice-president has been halted for the time being.

According to UML sources, the party wanted Sharma to resign to become the vice-president and conduct a by-election in her constituency in Dang 2, from where it wants Shankar Pokhrel to contest the elections.

The efforts to do so were underway as soon as Pushpa Kamal Dahal became the prime minister. Sources say both Oli and Dahal have discussed this with Sharma.

Sharma, however, has refused to resign from the House stating she could not betray the people of Dang 2 who had entrusted her to carry out development work in the region.

Pokhrel lost to Sharma from Maoist Centre by 193 votes in the federal elections held on November 20.

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