Chopper chartered to withdraw rebel candidacy

Rebel candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) has reached Manthali of Ramechhap on a chartered chopper to withdraw candidacy under pressure from the party leadership.

Laxmi Gurung had filed nominations against the left alliance candidate from the party in Ramechhap Shyam Kumar Shrestha. She has now reached Manthali on a chartered chopper after refusing to withdraw candidacy until late Tuesday. Maoist candidate Shrestha accompanied Gurung on the chopper.

“We have reached Manthali on a chopper. We have a good news. Rebel candidate has agreed to withdraw her candidacy,” Shrestha told Setopati.

The candidates will have to withdraw candidacy by one Wednesday afternoon as per the Election Commission’s schedule.



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