Today, the Nepal National Assembly (NA) will elect three chairpersons out of the four parliamentary committees.
The members of the thematic parliamentary committees are all set to get their chairpersons today after nominating the representing candidates on August 28, 2018.
The Three Committees:
According to NA Secretary Rajendra Phuyal, Lawmaker Parshuram Gurung was the only candidate applying to the Legislation Management Committee Chairperson post.
Ram Narayan Bidari signed up as Delegated Management & Government Assurance Committee Chair, while Lawmaker Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa has filed her candidacy for the National Concern & Coordination Committee Chair.
The three thematic committees will be headed by members of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), whereas the fourth committee will be headed by the opposition Nepali Congress (NC).
Candidacy for Sustainable Development & Good Governance Chair:
NA is yet to conduct nominations for the Sustainable Development & Good Governance Committee Chairperson. The nominee will be picked soon after the election of the three committees.
The Nepali Congress was unable to produce its candidate for the vacancy of the aforementioned post on August 28, 2018, as it could not finalize on its representative.
According to sources, NC Parliamentary Party Leader Sher Bahadur Deuba wanted Taradevi Bhatta to represent the Sustainable Development & Good Governance but since Bhatta is already a member of the National Concern & Coordination Committee, it was not possible.
The NA Panel Elections had been pushed for 10 days later, as top leaders of the ruling and opposition were discussing the possibility of sharing leadership of the parliamentary committees.
We hope that the newly elected chairpersons will stay true to their duties of the given parliamentary committees and add to Nepal’s zealous development efforts.