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Winners from students in the election

The Nepal Weekly
November 29, 2022

In the Federal Parliament and provincial assembly elections conducted on November 20 (Mangsir 4), significant number of candidates from the students’ organizations affiliated to various political parties have been elected. People who emerged victorious from the major parties including Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), CPN-Maoist Centre and other small parties based on the student bodies, considered as the ‘nursery’ of the party, have won the election to the the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly. Prime Minister and founding president of Nepal Students’ Union Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected to the HoR from Dadeldhura district. NC General Secretary and former President of the NSU Vishwaprakash Sharma has also been elected as a member of the HoR from Jhapa-1. Congress General Secretary Gagan Thapa, who won as a member of the House of Representatives from Kathmandu-4, is also the former General Secretary of the Union. Similarly, Pradeep Poudel and elected to the HoR from Kathmandu-5 and NP Saud elected to HoR from Kanchanpur-2 are also former presidents of the NSU.

 Similarly, former student leader Kishore Singh Rathore has won as a member of the HoR from Banke-3. Former central vice-presidents of the union Dilliraj Subedi has been elected as provincial assembly member of Baglung-1 ‘B’ and Jeet Sherchan has been elected provinjcial assembly member of Baglung-2 ‘A’.  However, Balkrishna Khand from Rupandehi and Bal Bahadur KC from Solukhumbu, who got derated in the election were also the presidents of NSU.

CPN (UML) leader and former president of UNNFSU Yogesh Bhattarai, has won been elected to the House of Representatives from Taplejung.

Former president of the organization Thakur Gayre has been elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Palpa-2 and former vice-president of the organization Mahesh Bertaula from Makwanpur-2. Hikmat Karki, the former president of the organization, has been elected as a member of the state assembly from Jhapa-5 ‘A’(ka). Currently, the Chief Minister of Province 1, Rajendra Rai, is also the former president of the then CPN (UML)-affiliated ANNFSU. He is currently elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly from Bhojpur-1 ‘A’(ka) on behalf of the Nepal Communist Party (Unified Socialist). Shishir Pachai, who has worked in the central committee of the organization for a long time, has been elected from Jumla State Assembly ‘B’(Kha). Shankar Pokharel, the party’s general secretary and former president of the organization, who became a candidate for the member of the House of Representatives from Dang-2, and Vishal Bhattarai, who had worked in the central committee of ANNFSU and became the chairman of the Mahendra Ratna Campus Independent Student Union, became a candidate for the member of the House of Representatives from Khotang, but both of them were defeated.

 The former president of the ANNFSU, Ramkumari Jhankri, was a candidate for the HoR from Gulmi-2 on behalf of the Nepal Communist Party (Unified Socialist) but was defeated. Ain Mahar, the former president of the organization, was a candidate for member of the House of Representatives from Bajhang. He too was defeated in the election. Vinod Dhakal, who was the former vice president of the organization, was defeated even though he was a candidate for the member of the representative assembly from Morang-4, former general secretary Bhanubhakta Dhakal from Morang-3. Yagyaraj Sunuwar, who has been in various roles in the Central Committee of ANNFSU for a long time, was a candidate for the House of Representatives from Okhaldhunga but was defeated. Devendra Paudel Baglung-2, the former president of ANNFSU (revolutionary) near the Maoist center and Shakti Basnet, a former central member of the organization, have been elected as members of the House of Representatives from Jajarkot. Madhav Sapkota, a former member of the revolutionary party, has been elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Sindhupalchok-1.