The Nepali Congress has appealed to all political parties in the Federal Parliament to support its presidential candidate, Ram Chandra Poudel.
According to NC Chief Secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel, Congress wrote to all parties in the Federal Parliament on Monday, requesting them to vote for the party candidate during the election.
Poudel is a consensus candidate of eight political parties: NC, CPN-Maoist Centre, Janata Samajbadi Party, CPN-Unified Socialist, Democratic Socialist Party, Janamat Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and the Nagarik Unmukti Party for the President's election. He filed his nomination on February 25.
Similarly, the CPN -UML, which decided to quit the Maoist-led government on Monday owing to the latest political equation over the Presidential election, has fielded Subash Chandra Nembang as the party candidate for the President's election.
The presidential election will be held on March 9.