United Democratic Madhesi Front, the alliance of five Madhes-based parties and other fringe parties voted for Baburam Bhattarai, whereas CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajantantra Party and Rastriya Janashakti Party
, cast their vote in Ram Chandra Paudel's favor.
Similarly, out of the total 592 votes cast, Poudel bagged 124 votes, 114 from his party and 10 votes from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and the Rastriya Janashakti Party
. Likewise, 228 votes were counted as 'no vote'.
CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, Prime Minister Nepal, UML leader Ishwor Pokharel, Nepali Congress Acting President Sushil Koirala, NC Parliamentary Party leader Ramchandra Poudel, NC General Secretary Bimalendra Nidhi, Tarai Madesh Loktantrik Party Chairman Mahanta Thakur, Madeshi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana, Rastriya Janashakti Party
Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa are participating in the meeting.
During her stay in Kathmandu, Rao also held separate meetings with President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, Rastriya Janashakti Party
Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa and Chief of Army Staff Chhatraman Singh, among others.
Rao will hold meetings with Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, Rastriya Janashakti Party
Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal on Wednesday.
The 10 ruling parties are Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, CPN-ML, Rastriya Prajantra Party, CPN (Samyukta), Rastriya Janashakti Party
and Samajbadi Prajantrik Janata Dal.
Likewise, it was also attended by CPN-ML general secretary CP Mainali, Sadhbhawana party chairman Rajendra Mahato, Rastriya Prajantra Party chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana, Rastriya Janashakti party
chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa.
BHAIRAHAWA, April 24 -- Rastriya Janashakti Party
(RJP) Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa said on Saturday that the UCPN (Maoist) cannot capture the state power citing the presence of other powers.