Lekh Raj Bhatta is the central secretary of the CPN - UML. He served as the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies in Mangsir, 2076 BS, Minister of Labour and Transportation Management in 2065 BS and Minister of Commerce and Supply in 2068 BS. Bhatta began his parliamentary journey from the reformed Interim Legislative Parliament, after the 2062/63 BS civil war. He was elected as a member of the first Constituent Assembly and the House of Representatives, 2074 BS.
Lekh Raj Batta