Deuba and his team file nominationsBijay Kuamar Gacchadar and Purna Bahadur Khadka are vice president candidates. Pradip Paudel and Prakash Sharan Mahat vying for general secretary posts.
Incumbent Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has filed his nomination for the party top post, along with the leaders of his panel contesting for various office bearers’ positions.
Bijay Kuamar Gacchadar and Purna Bahadur Khadka are contesting for the two vice president posts. Similarly, after a deal with the Krishna Prasad Sitaula camp on Friday night, Deuba has fielded Pradip Poudel for the party general secretary post. Another candidate for the same post is Prakash Sharna Mahat from the Deuba group.
The Central Election Committee of the party on Saturday evening made public the list of the leaders contesting for various positions from the Deuba group.
The Deuba camp has fielded Bhisma Raj Angdambe (Janajati), Man Bahadur BK (Dalit), Dina Upadhyay (Woman), Mahendra Yadav (Madhesi), Kishor Rathaur (Khas Arya), Umakanth Chaudhary (Tharu), Farmullah Mansoor (Muslim) and Jeevan Bahadur Shahi (Backward region) for the eight joint general secretary posts.
Earlier on Saturday, there were talks about Bishwo Prakash Sharma, who was unhappy with Deuba after his deal with Sitaula to field Pradip Poudel for the general secretary post. Speculations were rife Sharma would contest from the Shekhar Koirala camp. But after failing to find space in the Koirala group, as Gagan Thapa and Minendra Rijal are contesting for the general secretary posts, Sharma joined the Prakash Man Singh camp.
The Koirala camp also has finalised its candidates.
Dhan Raj Gurung and Chandra Bhandari are running for two vice president posts from the camp, according to party insiders. Devraj Chalise (Khas Arya), Badri Pandey (Backward region), Jeevan Pariyar (Dalit), Bikas Lama (Janajati), Kamala Pant (Woman), Ramkrishna Yadav (Madhesi), Tejulal Chaudhary (Tharu) and Wakil Miya (Muslim) are joint general secretary candidates from the Koirala group.
The Nepali Congress is holding its 14th general convention to elect a new leadership for the next four years.