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Maoist Center fields Narayan Dahal as candidate for NA Chair

Staff Reporter Mar 10, 2024

Kathmandu : The ruling CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to nominate Narayan Dahal as the chairman of the National Assembly.

The meeting of the office-bearers of the Maoist Center held on Sunday decided to field Dahal as a candidate for the post.

Dahal is the brother of Maoist Center Chairman and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

“Narayan Dahal is appropriate for the post from the point of his sacrifice and contribution,” a leader quoted Chairman Prachanda as saying in the meeting.

The meeting has approved his name. The date for the election of the Chair of the Upper House of the Federal Parliament has been set for March 12.

Dahal is poised to lead National Assembly as Maoist Center, UML, Unified Socialist and JSP have 39 MPs in the Upper House.

The other ruling partners have also vowed their support for the candidate fielded by the Maoist Center.