KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former minister Khum Bahadur Khadha passed away after multiple organ failure on Friday while receiving treatment in New Delhi, India, NC spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma confirmed. He was 67.
Khadha had been on life support for a week at Appolo hospital after his condition deteriorated critically. He had earlier received a kidney transplant and was taken to India for further treatment in February following complications including kidney, chest and nervous system before dying of multiple organ failure.
A team of specialist doctors including kidney transplant specialist Dr. Sandeep Gulariya, chest specialist Dr. Rajesh Chawal and Neuro specialist Dr. Mukul Barma had attended senior Nepali politician Khadka at the hospital.
Khadka, who won in all three parliamentary elections from Dang district after restoration of democracy in 1990, held ministerial portfolios for 12 times in his controversial political career.
He had a tainted image outside the party following corruption scandals, but his friendly nature with party workers and a long history of struggle at the time of the party-less Panchayat period kept him popular within the party.
He had been advocating a Hindu state in Nepal and expressing discontent with the new constitution. The NC had decided to send party leaders including Ramesh Lekhak and Shankar Bhandari to Delhi to observe his treatment.
Khadka had lived in exile in India with party founding leader BP Koirala.
The body of Khadka would be flown back to Kathmandu from New Delhi tomorrow evening, according to spokesperson Sharma.Follow @gorkhapost
Dipak Manange sent to Dilli Bazar jail
KATHMANDU — Absconding murder accused Rajib Gurung, aka Deepak Manange, who was arrested on Thursday, has been sent to Dilli Bazar jail today.
Manange,who had won the PA seat from Manang in the provincial election from Provice 4, was presented at the Kathmandu District Court and sent to Dillibazaar jail as per the court’s verdict, according to police.
The Supreme Court (SC) in January had convicted Manange in an attempted murder case and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. He was on the run since the Apex Court upheld the Patan Appellate Court’s verdict to jail him for five years in an attempted murder case.Follow @gorkhapost