The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has sought the government’s answer on preventing Vice Chancellor (VC) of Nepal Sanskrit University Kul Prasad Koirala from going to Canada to attend a conference.
Member of National Assembly Badri Pandey has called stopping VC from attending the World Sanskrit Conference a display of autocratic character. Pandey claimed that the government’s action has made it difficult for Nepal to get mandate to host the global conference in Nepal in 2024.
He also took exception to the fact that six others were allowed to fly while VC Koirala was taken under control using the police. “He was brought to Baluwatar from the airport at 5:30 in the evening and released only after 7:30,” Pandey stated. “Koirala was told that PM wants to meet him. But he was later told to meet the PM another day citing lack of time. The plane was to take off at eight. This is autocratic.”