UML allots 71 PR seats to female candidatesThe CPN-UML has finalised its members for the Provincial Assemblies under the Proportional Representation category, with the female candidates dominating the proceedings with 71 seats of the 75.
The CPN-UML has finalised its members for the Provincial Assemblies under the Proportional Representation category, with the female candidates dominating the proceedings with 71 seats of the 75.
With very few women candidates making it through the federal parliament and provincial assembly polls under the first-past-the-post category, the parties were compelled to select more women candidates from their PR list. The UML selected the candidates during its standing committee meeting on Thursday.
The party garnered 15 PR seats in Province 1, seven in Province 2, 16 in Province 3, 10 in Province 4, 13 in Province 5, six in Province 6 and eight in Province 7.
UML’s PR picks
Bina Devi Rai, Sabitra Joshi, Ushakala Rai, Krishna Kumar Rai, Padam Kumari Gurung, Hom Kumari Sanwa Limbu, Asha Ratna Jabegu, Yashoda Adhikary, Ambika Thapa, Sarita Thapa, Sabitra Regmi, Sunita Kumar Chaudhari, Jasmaya Gazmer, Basanti Devi Yadav and Guleful Miya.
Anita Yadav, Manju Kumari Yadav, Jakata Rainadevi Sudin Sah, Najama Khatun, Sita Gurung, Rabindra Baitha Dhobi and Manoj Kumar Singh
Belimaya Ghale, Juneli Shrestha, Saraswoti Bati,Shanti Thing, Devaki Shrestha, Indra Maya Gurung, Sita Lama, Aashmaya Tamang, Urmila Karmacharya, Rachana Khadka, Munu Sigdel, Saraswoti Basnet, Goma Bhurtel, Mina Gyawali, Parbati Silwal and Maina Achhami
Mitra Kumari Gurung, Mina Gurung, Sabitri Rana, Sirjana Sharma, Prabha Koirala, Puspa KC, Laxmi Sunar, Junadevi Nepali, Chandra Mohan Gauchan and Mayanath Adhikary
Rama Gharti, Thankumari Thapa, Bimala Sharma Panthi, Saraswoti Gautam, Jalpadevi Bhusal, Bhagawati Devi Bhandari, Krishna Tharu, Dhamkali Chaudhari, Kamala Devi BK, Asha Swornakar, Sunita Kumari Thather, Chintawati Kurmi and Foujiyar Nasim.
Mina Singh Rakhal, Kaushilawati Khatri, Badami Bohora, Padma Khadka, Devi Oli and Raju Nepali.
Maya Bhatta, Man Kumari Saud, Purna Joshi, Maya Tamang Bohora, Sushila Budhathoki, Chun Kumari Chaudhari, Durga BK and Archana Gahatraj.
Bibeksheel Sajha picks lawmakers in Province 3
The Bibeksheel Sajha Party has picked its provincial assembly members under the Proportional Representation (PR) category in Province 3. A central committee meeting on Wednesday decided to pick Ramesh Paudyal of Sindhupalchok, Shova Shakya of Lalitpur and Biraj Bhakta Shrestha of Kathmandu, according to party Spokesperson Surya Raj Acharya. All three names were sent to the Election Commission on Thursday.
Paudyal, who is also the member of party’s central coordination committee, will lead the parliamentary party at the Provincial Assembly in Province 3.
The party had garnered 144,442 votes under the PR category in Province 3.