Kathmandu, March 7 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to register her candidacy for the March 13 elections of President at 12 pm today.
President Bhandari will leave for Baneshwor where she will register her poll candidacy at liaison office of the Election Commission located at International Conference Centre, New Baneshwor, said President’s Chief Secretary Bhesh Raj Adhikari.
Earlier on Tuesday night, the ruling CPN (UML) Standing Committee meeting decided to field incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari as the candidate for the post of President. Her candidacy has also been supported by the left alliance (the UML and CPN (Maoist Centre). Main opposition Nepali Congress has decided to field Laxmi Rai for the poll.
The EC has set 3:00 pm today as deadline for nomination filing.