He secured 867 votes – out of the total 1,089 votes – while his contender TB Karki garnered just 226 votes.
Likewise, Bhawan Bhatta has been elected as the vice president securing 538 votes. His contender Kumar Pandey secured 513 votes. Dr Badri KC with 555 votes has been elected as the general secretary and Hitmat Thapa with 264 votes as treasurer of the NRNA for next two-year term.
The reelected president of the NRNA Ghale is constructing a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had laid foundation stone of the 17-storey five-star Sheraton Kathmandu Hotel last October. The hotel is being built with an investment of Rs 8 billion. The hotel, which is expected to come into operation in February 2018, is being built by MIT Group Holdings Nepal, a member of the Ghale Group of Companies, which has diverse businesses in Australia and other countries too.
Ghale has also been appointed Nepal's special envoy for reconstruction in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes of April 25 that floored down thousands of houses, infrastructures and heritage sites, apartfrom loss of lives.