•      Sat Jul 13 2024

Home Minister Thapa registers candidature for National Assembly from CPN (UML)

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa
NCP leader and Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal. (file photo)

KATHMANDU: Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ has become the ruling CPN (UML) candidate for the National Assembly by-election. He reached in Hetauda by helicopter on Friday morning to register his candidature.

Nominations are being registered today for the by-election to be held on May 20 in the vacant seat at Bagmati State.

According to reports, initially, Badal had refused to become a candidate. Badal has agreed to contest the election after a meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Baluwatar on Friday morning.

In the 2074 BS election, Badal was elected from this constituency on behalf of the CPN (Maoist Centre). Thapa, who later joined the CPN (UML), lost his parliamentary seat and the by-election is scheduled to be held on May 20.

Candidate registration is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opposition coalition decided to field Dr Khimlal Devkota as their candidate. Dr Devkota is believed to be Madhav Kumar Nepal-Jhalanath Khanal faction of CPN (UML).

It looks like that Thapa have to face uphill task to win the election.

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