Kathmandu, 20 January :The main opposition Nepali Congress is preparing to field Pushpa Bhusal against Communist Party Nepal (NCP) candidate Agni Sapkota in the election for speaker.
The party has decided to field Bhusal against Sapkota as he has been accused of abduction and murder of chairman of the management committee of Sri Krishna Secondary School of Tapcha, Kavre Arjun Bahadur Lama during the Maoist insurgency.Lama was murdered after abduction on April 29, 2005. The SC will hear the murder case and two other petitions against Sapkota on February 5.
“The case of murder-accused Sapkota is sub-judice in the Supreme Court. How can we accept a murder-accused in the honorable post?” a Nepali Congress Central Committee member questions.
People’s News Monitoring Service