Time to Contest for NBA post
As the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) elections approach, the atmosphere at the bar has heated up. The NBA has now turned into a virtual political battlefield of lawyers associated with the ruling Nepali Congress and different left parties.
Senior advocates Bishwo Kanta Mainali and Basanta Ram Bhandari are going to contest for the post of Nepal Bar Association president in the upcoming election of the Nepal Bar Association (NBA).
Mainali will be representing the progressive lawyers panel backed by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist and Leninist and leftist parties and Bhandari is to represent the democratic lawyers panel backed by the Nepali Congress.
Advocate Upendra Keshari Neupane will contest the post of general secretary of the Nepal Bar Association from the panel of democratic lawyers panel and one from advocates Bharat Raj Uprety and Raman Shrestha are likely to contest for the post of general secretary representing progressive lawyers panel which comprises pro left lawyers.
Accordingto source, more than 6000 voters in the association, more than two thirds are non-practitioners. Kathmandu polling station has the highest number of voters Biratnagar has the second highest number of voters. As branches of the NBA are scattered all over the country, candidates have to take a national tour.