Kul Bahadur KC Elected New CM of Lumbini

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Friday, August 12, 2021/Butwal-
Kul Prasad KC of CPN (Maoist Centre) has been appointed the new chief minister of Lumbini Province.

Amik Sherchan, the provincial chief of the Lumbini Province on Thursday, appointed KC as the second chief minister after Shankar Pokhrel.

KC was backed by four political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), Janata Samajbadi Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and an independent member.

The alliance has 42 seats, while the UML has 37; which led to the fall of the earlier provincial government and resignation of former CM Shankar Pokhrel.

At present, there are 80 members in the earlier 87 provincial assembly.

Once earlier, Pokhrel had faced a similar crisis, but was later re-elected and administered oath of office at his residence amid protest in the assembly premises.

KC better known as ‘Sonam’ in his party was elected from Rolpa Constituency No 1 (A).

He had also lived a jail life in India during the people’s war period after he was caught along with leader Kiran Baidya and Lokendra Bista.

With this the Maoist Centre has led three provinces along with Far-west and Karnali provinces.