Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Sushil Koirala elected CPP leader, to stake claim for Prime Ministership

Koirala has so far maintained that he would continue to retain both the posts - as a CPP leadership and that of the Party Chief. Koirala has so far maintained that he would continue to retain both the posts - as a CPP leadership and that of the Party Chief. (AP)
Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Posted: January 26, 2014 1:15 pm

Nepali Congress Chairman Sushil Koirala emerged victorious in the race for party’s parliamentary leadership, defeating his only rival Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday. With this, Koirala will be approaching President Ram Baran Yadav to appoint him as the Prime Minister, although the Constituent Assembly-cum-Parliament with 575 members at the moment is a hung one, with NC having only196 seats.

Koirala has so far maintained that he would continue to retain both the posts – as a CPP leadership and that of the Party Chief. However,  he said he will appoint Ram Chandra Poudel, another senior leader as the working president as part of the ‘deal’ between the two.

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