Bahadur Singh Lama and Surendra Pandey elected leader of provincial assembly parties of Nepali CongressLama secured 21 votes defeating Indra Bahadur Baniya, who garnered 16 votes, while Pandey garnered 18 votes to defeat Bhojraj Aryal who secured eight votes.
Subash Bidari & Pratiksha Kafle
Bahadur Singh Lama has been elected the leader of the Nepali Congress’ Bagmati provincial assembly party.
Congress, the largest party in the Assembly, elected the leader through an election on Wednesday in Hetauda, the provincial capital. In 110-member Assembly, Congress has 37 lawmakers.
Lama, who has been elected from Nuwakot 2 (B), secured 21 votes and defeated Indra Bahadur Baniya, who garnered 16 votes, in the race. Baniya is the president of the party’s provincial committee.
Similarly, Surendra Pandey has been elected the leader of the Nepali Congress’ Gandaki provincial assembly party.
Pandey defeated Bhojraj Aryal in the election to elect the leader on Wednesday in Pokhara, the provincial capital. The former secured 18 votes while the latter garnered eight votes.
One vote was invalid, according to assembly member Kalpana Tiwari. The election was conducted after the provincial assembly party could not reach a consensus for the post.