Mahar secures NSU top post in tight race
In a much tighter battle than expected, Nain Singh Mahar beat Manoj Mani Acharya on Thursday to be elected the president of the Nepal Students’ Union, a sister wing affiliated to Nepali Congress. The party’s establishment side swept all top three positions–president and two general secretaries, as the 11th General Convention of the union concluded after 12 days.
Mahar, who was fielded by the establishment side, received 1,334 votes, while Ram Chandra Poudel-led faction candidate Manoj Mani Acharya got 1,209. In the race for two general secretary positions, Kundan Kafle and Saroj Thapa–both from the establishment side–emerged victorious with 1,794 and 1,290 votes respectively.