Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) has decided to field chairman Ranjita Shrestha as the party’s candidate for vice-president.
Gangaram Chaudhary, chief whip of NUP parliamentary party, told Setopati that a parliamentary party meeting held on Friday morning decided to field Shrestha for vice-president.
Shrestha was elected to the House of Representatives from Kailali-1 in the November 20 general election.
NUP is part of the eight-party alliance that was formed recently. Janata Samajwadi Party, another party in the alliance, decided to field its parliamentary party leader Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav for vice-president on Thursday.
Candidates for vice-president have to file their nominations on Saturday.
Chaudhary said they will hold talks with other parties in the alliance about the party's decision to field its candidate for vice-president.