Kathmandu: Baburam Gautam has been appointed Speaker for the Province Assembly (PA) of Province 1. His was elected unopposed as he was the lone candidate for the post. Gautam is the PA member from the CPN (Maoist Centre).

Province 1 Assembly Speaker
The third meeting of the first convention of the PA elected the Speaker in accordance with Rule 7 of the PA Regulations, 2074 BS (first amendment), according to meeting chair Gayananda Mandal.

The candidacy of Gautam has been proposed by PA member Rewati Raman Bhandari and backed by Narayan Bahadur Magar, Gopal Bahadur Bishwakarma and Kamal Prasad Jabegu.

Likewise, an order to remove obstructions to make correction of technical fault in the schedule-2 relating to the oath taking of the Speaker and Deputy-Speaker was unanimously endorsed by the meeting.
The PA shall meet again at 2:00 pm today.

Vote of confidence to Dahal to accelerate development activities: Chair Nepal
CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal has said his party gave vote of confidence to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ with the hope and expectation that he would speed up the work of development construction and control corruption.

He however said his party gave vote of confidence setting 15-point condition. At a programme organised by the All Nepal National Independent Student Union, close to the CPN (Unified Socialist) here on Wednesday, Chairperson Nepal shared that he was hopeful that PM Dahal would carry out activities as per people’s expectation.

His party would continue its support to the government even by staying in opposition.
Nepal urged the Prime Minister to focus his attention to fulfill the commitments made before taking vote of confidence. The CPN (Unified Socialist) will always knock the government on the issues of nation, nationality and people’s livelihood, he added.

The CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson alerted PM Dahal to move ahead, keeping the spirit and sentiments of the Constitution in mind.

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