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Deuba strengthens grip on party by sweeping election of Nepal Women’s Association

By Our Reporter
uma-regmiIn six months after becoming president of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba has succeeded to maintain a powerful grip on the party. This was evident from the recently held election of the Nepal Women’s Association whose leadership was captured by the leaders loyal to him.
Earlier, Deuba had managed to elect leaders loyal to him in the Nepal Student Union, the powerful student wing of the Nepali Congress.
According to the election committee of Nepal Women Association (NWA),  Uma Regmi was elected  the new President of the Association by securing 998 votes against Mina Pande who got only 796 votes. .
Regmi, who led the joint panel of leaders loyal to party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and influential leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula, won the election held on Friday with 998 votes out of total 1,814 cast.
Pandey was supported by the party’s senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel. The Deuba-Sitaula panel has secured wins in all 56 positions, which the elections were held for.
It has been reported that 33 of them are close to Deuba and 23 to Sitaula. Dhana Khatiwoda has been elected as the Secretary General with 968 votes and competitor Goma KC with 776. As the treasurer of the Association, Janaki Singh was elected with 911 votes.
Earlier last month, Deuba and Sitaula had forged the alliance during the Nepal Students Union election also. The joint panel had secured victory in major NSU positions including the President.

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