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Nepal’s Newly elected 18 National Assembly members sworn in

KATHMANDU: The newly elected 18 lawmaker of the Nepal’s National Assembly (NA) have been sworn in.

NA chair Ganesh Prasad Timilsina administered the oath of office and secrecy to the upper house members amid a special function organized at the Federal Parliament building in Kathmandu.

They were elected to the NA during the Jan 23 elections, and will replace the 19 members whose two-year term expired on Tuesday.

One member will be appointed by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari upon the recommendation of the government.

The ruling Nepal Communist Party Secretariat has nominated party Vice-chair Bam Dev Gautam as the NA member, but Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has refused to recommend him to the president.

The newly elected upper house members who were sworn in today are as follows:

Province,  Category, Elected members,  Party

1 Women Indira Devi Gautam NCP, 
Dalit Gopi Bahadur Sarki Achhami NCP, Other Devendra Dahal NCP

2 Women Tulasa Kumari Dahal NCP, 
Dalit Radheshyam Paswan NCP, People with disability/minority groups Shekhar Kumar Singh RJPN, Other Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav RJPN

3. Bagmati: Women Ganga Kumari Belbase NCP, 
Other Bedu Ram Bhusal NCP

4. Gandaki: Women Bhagabati Neupane NCP, 
Other Narayan Kaji Shrestha NCP

5 Women Bimala Ghimire NCP 
People with disability/minority groups Jaga Prasad Sharma NCP
NCP, Other Gopal Bhattarai NCP

6. Karnali: Women Sumitra BC NCP, 
Other Maya Prasad Sharma NCP

7. Sudurpaschim: Women Sharada Devi Bhatta NCP 
Other Tara Man Swar NCP

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