Dor Prasad Upadhyaya elected as PAC president

Dor Prasad Upadhyaya, PAC president

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: CPN (Maoist Centre) lawmaker Dor Prasad Upadhyaya has been elected as the president of the Public Account Committee under the Legislature-Parliament.
Upadhyaya garnered 23 votes while his closest contender CPN (UML) lawmaker Pashupati Chaulagain got 16 votes in the election held for the post in the Committee today. Nine members on the 50-member committee however abstained.
The total number of voters was 49 as the senior –most member on the committee Sarbendra Nath Shukla could not vote as per the committee’s work procedure.
The post had been lying vacant since six months after the then committee president Janardan Sharma was appointed the Energy Minister in the incumbent government.
Upadhyaya was the common candidate from the ruling parties including the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre), among other parties.
Committee senior-most member Shukla said the committee will meet at 11.0 am tomorrow to congratulate its newly-elected president. Upadhyaya was nominated the member of the then Constituent Assembly by the CPN (Maoist Centre) under the proportional representation category. RSS