Nepal

NCP decided not to accept resignation of Lawmaker Manandhar

Kathmandu. Central Secretariat meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday decided not to accept the resignation done by Rambir Manandhar, a lawmaker who won the Kathmandu-7 federal parliament seat which was held on election one year ago.

The meeting held at Baluwatar reached the conclusion after NCP leader Bam Dev Gautam, for whose sake Manandhar had decided to vacate the constituency, backtracked on his plan to contest the by-election.

“The Central Secretariat meeting came to a conclusion that there is no need for a decision over the resignation tendered by Manandhar,” NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said after the meeting on Sunday evening with reporters.

Shrestha added that senior leaders of the ruling party agreed that holding by-election in the Kathmandu constituency less than a year after the polls by making a sitting MP resign was unnecessary.

Meeting also decided to discuss the letter submitted by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, expressing displeasure at the formation of party’s provincial committees, at the next Central Secretariat meeting scheduled for Today.

Nepal has opposed the decision taken by the secretariat to select those in charge of the party’s provincial committees, their deputies, chairpersons and secretaries of the committees in his absence.

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