Seven-member Office Bearers elected

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 27, 2014-

The UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday elected its Office Bearers headed by party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. A meeting of the Central Committee that convened earlier in the morning had forged consensus on the leaders to hold the top seven posts. It was, however, decided to get the names endorsed. In the 151-strong CC, only 116 members voted while Baburam Bhattarai supporters abstained.

Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Posta Bahadur Bogati were elected vice-chairmen during an election held at the party office in Parisdanda, Kathmandu. Bogati got the highest number of votes—109—while Shrestha secured 104. On Monday, Bogati was elected to the 16-member Standing Committee with the biggest number of votes—103.

Krishna Bahadur Mahara is general secretary while Barsha Man Pun, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Giriraj Mani Pokharel are secretaries. Haribol Gajurel was picked as the Treasurer.

Pun was projected as the frontrunner for the general secretary while Gajurel was the top candidate for the post of secretary.

Published: 28-05-2014 08:46

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