Her candidacy was proposed by lawmakers Chitralekha Yadav, Man Bahadur BK, Parbata DC Chaudhary, Debendra Raj Kandel and Surendra Raj Pandey, and seconded by lawmakers Mekhlal Shrestha, Shiva Chandra Chaudhary, Sarita Prasain, Sujata Pariyar and Radha Ghale.
On behalf of the NC, General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala and leader Dr Minendra Rijal were present during the filing of her nomination.
Talking to media-persons after filing her candidacy at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, Rai said her candidacy was for the development and prosperity of the country.
The Office of Election Officer for the presidential election has been set up on the premise of parliament building.
The Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting today decided to field her for the post. Born in Bhojpur, Rai is daughter of martyr Diwan Singh Rai.
On the NC’s decision to file her candidacy, NC General Secretary Dr Koirala said they fielded her for the post against President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who was fielded by the ruling CPN (UML) for President.