KATHMANDU— Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has refuted his alleged involvement in wide body aircraft procurement process.
At a press conference here on Sunday, President Deuba, also the former Prime Minister, claimed that the procurement process in this connection was forwarded during the first premiership of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
On another note, he said dispute seen in party’s sister wing Nepal Student Union (NSU) will be resolved soon as the party was strengthened with internal unity following the recently-held Mahasamiti meeting.Follow @gorkhapost
NC leader Regmi passes away
KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.
Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.
He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.
His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.
On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.Follow @gorkhapost