The UCPN (Maoist) has finally elected 51 politburo members on Sunday.
The election to this was held at party headquarters Parisdanda, Koteshwor. However, the election was boycotted by the group aligned to Dr Baburam Bhattarai.
The newly elected politburo members are- Post Bahadur Bogati, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, Barshaman Pun, Leela Mani Pokhrel, Dinanath Sharma, Haribol Gajurel, Agni Prasad Sapkota, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Janardan Sharma, Hishila Yami, Nand Bahadur Pun, Chakrapani Khanal, Lokendra Bistmagar, Devendra Poudel, Hemant Prakash Oli, Gopal Kirant, Hitraj Pande, Surendra Karki, Lekhraj Bhatt, Bishwobhakta Duwal.
Similarly, Bishwanath Saha, Dilaram Acharya, Ramchandra Jha, Urmila Acharya, Narayan Prasad Dahal, Bamdev Chhetri, Dhruba Parajuli, Santu Darai, Ganeshman Pun, Hit Bahadur Tamang, Jag Prasad Sharma, Kali Prasad Malla, Kamala Roka, Onsari Gharti Magar, Jhakku Prasad Subedi and Harirak Adhikari are among those members elected on the UCPN (M) new politburo committee.
Others elected members are Ganga Narayan Shrestha, Prabhu Saha, Tanka Aangbuhang, Suresh Kumar Rai, Shashi Shrestha, Prhalad Budhathoki, DR Poudel, Rekha Sharma, Mahendra Paswan and Purna Kumari Subedi.
It may be noted that Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been already elected to the committee through the party's recent Biratnanagar national conference.
In the election, leader Bogati was in the forefront with 100 votes. Leader Shrestha secured 99 votes and 98 votes were cast in favour of leader Pun.
Party Spokesperson Dinanath Sharma secured 92 votes. Bamdev Chhetri secured the least votes- 43. The newly elected politburo will elect the Standing Committee Monday. As per the earlier agreement, a 17-member Standing Committee will be formed. The Standing Committee will elect nine office-bearers, according to Spokesperson Sharma.