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Nagendra Kumal to lead NEFIN; General Convention issues 30-pt. Sauraha declaration


CHITWAN: Nagendra Kumal has been elected as the central chairperson of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) defeating his rival Chandra Bikram Rai in Chitwan on Monday night. Kumar secured 32 votes against his rival Rai of 17.

According to state run news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti, there is a provision of voting by one representative each from one ethnic organization. Another candidate Naresh Tamrakar only received three votes.

Newly elected Chairman Kumal has said he will continue to fight for establishing the rights of the indigenous nationalities. Likewise, the general secretary of the 13-member secretariat Pemba Bhote has been elected by garnering 22 votes. Five vice chairpersons elected are Roshni Meche (women), Dandu Sherpa (mountain), Surya Bahadur Majhi (hills), Chini Lal Majhi (inner Terai) and Ram Awatar Mandal (Terai).

The three-day general convention of the organization also adopted a 30-point Sauraha Declaration that includes, federalism with identity, secularism, republicanism and inclusiveness, NEFIN said.

The declaration also called for Constituent Assembly (CA) reinstatement as far as possible, otherwise, non- fixing of threshold and constitution with identity after election.

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