NC convention results: Poudel faction’s Pun victorious in Lumbini

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BHAIRAHAWA: Amar Singh Pun has registered a victory against his rival Bharak Kumar Shah to be elected as the provincial president of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) in Lumbini Province. 

Pun, considered close to the Ram Chandra Poudel faction in the party, garnered as many as 852 votes against 767 secured by his contender Shah, who was fielded by the establishment faction led by party President Sher Bahadur Deuba. 

All the candidates except a vice-chair from the Pun panel emerged victorious during the vote-count result announced on Monday morning. 

Bhuwan Prasad Shrestha (Pun panel) and Raju Shah (Shah panel) won the elections for the vice-chairmanship positions. 

Bikram Khanal and Surendra Raj Acharya, both from the Pun panel, were elected party’s general secretaries in Lumbini.

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