Kathmandu: Bharat Prasad Shah has been elected CPN (Maoist Centre) parliamentary party leader for the Madhesh Province.
In the election held today in Janakpurdham of Dhanusha district, Shah defeated Yuvaraj Bhattarai and got elected to the post with four votes, according to the CPN (Maoist Centre).
Bhattarai conceded defeat with three votes. In spite of utmost efforts to forge a consensus to pick parliamentary party leader, the party had to resort to election after failing to forge a consensus.
Of the 9 parliamentarians elected to Madhesh Province’s Province Assembly from CPN (Maoist Centre), two have been suspended.
Litterateur Rakesh wins ‘Sabdayatra Samalochana Samman, 2079’
Litterateur and translator Dr Ram Dayal Rakesh has bagged the ‘Sabdayatra Samalochana Samman, 2079’ (a literary honour).
Litterateur Rakesh was honoured for his contribution to the Nepali literature, said Chair of the Sabdayatra Publication, Hari Manjushree.
Set up by writer Lalanath Subedi and his family members in memory and honour of his mother Padmakala and father Bhim Prasad, the award is presented every year to a person who has contributed to the Nepali literature.
It carries a purse of Rs 5,000 in cash. Rakesh has penned books entitled ‘Nepali Kabita Bivinna Aayam’, ‘Nepali Sahitya Bivinna Aayam’, and ‘Nepali Samalochana Bivinna Aayam’. He has translated Nepali and Maithili works into Hindi and English.