UML to finalize candidates on Thursday

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CPN-UML Standing Committee meeting will finalize its candidates for the upcoming federal and provincial elections on Thursday.

"The Standing Committee meeting of UML held Tuesday has made such decision," Secretary Gokarna Bista informed Setopati. 

He further said the taskforce formed to share seats with CPN (Maoist Center) in the 60-40 ratio will finalize the candidates' name only on Thursday

Six member taskforce has been formed under UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel for sharing the seats in the leftist alliance.  UML will finalize its candidates only after completing its task. 

The meeting entirely entrusted UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli to lead mobilization for election. Meanwhile, Secretary Bista informed that Oli, along with top UML leaders, has decided to contest the elections. 

The meeting also strongly condemned the killing of the chairman of Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN) Sharad Kumar Gauchan. He was shot dead by an unidentified group in broad daylight in New Baneshwor on Monday