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Rabindra Mishra announces to contest parliamentary election from Kathmandu-1

Originally published on theannapurnaexpress | Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) senior Vice-Chairman Rabindra Mishra has announced that he will contest the parliamentary election scheduled for November 20 from Kathmandu-1.

He announced his candidacy in the presence of former RPP chairman Prakash Chandra Lohani, General Secretary Bhuwan Pathak and party spokesperson Mohan Shrestha among others at Thapagaun in Kathmandu on Friday.

Party Chairman Rajendra Lingden, however, was not present in the program.

Leader Mishra announced his candidacy less than a week after he was appointed as the senior vice-chairman by joining the RPP.

He had contested the previous election to the House of Representatives from the same constituency.

But, he was defeated by Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh with a margin of 818 votes.

Leader Singh accumulated 10, 936 votes while Mishra garnered 10, 118 votes.

Mishra is the former Chairman of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party.

He worked as the editor-in-chief of BBC Nepali Service and left the BBC in February 2017 to enter politics.

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