The voting process of the Nepal Students Union (NSU) to elect its new leadership has not begun yet due to technical reason. The voting was said to start from 8 am today.
NSU, the student wing of the ruling coalition partner the Nepali Congress, is having its 11th general convention. The voting is taking place at the Nepali Congress central office, Sanepa.
It is said the voting process could not be started as the Election Committee is running into difficulty to hold the voting for some posts using the electronic voting machine and the ballot paper for some other posts.
Seven people are vying for the post of NSU President after Padam Raj Panta withdrew his candidacy. They are Manoj Mani Acharya, Nain Singh Mahar, Shuvaram Basnet, Ananda Raj Tripathi, Laxman Acharya, Nagendra Singh Thakuri and Bachan Karki.
Similarly, Himal Datta Shrestha, Kundan Raj Kafley, Saroj Thapa, Deepak Bhattarai and Shankar Poudel are in the race for the post of General Secretary. Rajesh Gyawali, who had earlier filed his candidacy for the post of general secretary withdrew.
Likewise, Shiva Rimal, Anjana Aryal, Kedar Khanal, Tika Shrestha and Umesh Bhattarai have filed their candidature for the post of Treasurer of the Union.
Parameshwar Shah has been elected unopposed to the post of Joint General Secretary from the Madhesi reservation quota. Apart from this, more than 500 candidates are vying for the posts of the Vice President, Joint General Secretary and the Central Member, according to the Election Committee. The NSU's 11th general convention is taking place after a gap of nine years.