Newly elected Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun on Saturday evening reached UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s residence in Lazimpat to thank the latter for making him the party’s candidate for the election.
Pun was elected second Vice-President of Nepal at the election held at the Parliament this afternoon.
Pun had reached Lazimpat directly from the Parliament premises after being elected to the post to thank chief of his party, which he is expected to quit soon after being elected to the state position, for the victory.
Leaders and cadres of the party had congratulated Pun at the Dahal residence.
Earlier, the Parliament Secretariat had also organised a brief function to congratulate the newly elected Vice-President, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.
Some sister organisations of the Maoist party also organised a Dipawali prgoramme to celebrate their leader’s victory, at New Baneshwor Chok today.