Kathmandu / Jagannath Dulal has been elected to the President of Kathmandu chapter of Nepal Press Union. The 8th convention of the Union on Tuesday elected a 15-member working committee under the leadership of Dulal. He defeated his close contender Maheswor Gautam by 92 votes. Dulal received 285 votes against 193 votes by Gautam, informed chief election officer Prakash Rawal. Only 477 out of total 843 votes were cast in the election.
Among other elected are Achyut Regmi (vice-president towards open category), Tukmaya Bhandari (vice-president towards inclusive category), Bhakta Bahadur Kunwar (secretary), Sanchita Khanal (joint-secretary) and Niras Tamang (treasurer).
Likewise, other elected members are Manoj Bhandari, Nirmal Dhital, Roshan Sapkota, Nawaraj Bhatta, Praveen Shrestha, Ghanashyam Shrestha, Lokendra Bhatta and Radha Dhungana, the election committee said. Newly-elected President Dulal pledged to raise voice in favour of working journalists by uniting democratic journalists.