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Friday, August 28, 2009

Nilambar Acharya elected

Kathmandu, 28 Aug: Former law minister and also an ambassador to Sri Lanka was elected Friday chairman of the main constitution drafting committee by majority 29 votes.
Acharya was minister in the cabinet of Krishna Prasad Bhattarai immediately after the collapse of the panchayat system in 1990.
He defeated his only Maoist rival Narayan Kazi Shrestha who bagged 21 votes.
Others members in the 63 member committee didn’t vote.
Acharya also worked during the ousted panchayat regime as Nepali language translator at the Soviet embassy.


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