NC leader Banstola cremated, tributes pour in

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 14, 2018-

The last rites of Nepali Congress (NC) leader Chakra Prasad Banstola were performed at Pashupati Aryaghat, Kathmandu on Sunday. His nephew Nabin Banstola lit the funeral pyre. 

Leader Banstola, who was bed-ridden for six years following a brain hemorrhage, passed away on Saturday evening. 

Earlier in the day, political leaders, well-wishers, and family members offered tributes to late Banstola at party office. His body had been kept at party office in Sanepa, Lalitpur from 13:30 to 16:30 for final tributes. 

NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba along with other senior leaders including Ram Chandra Poudel offered tribute to Banstola by draping the party flag over his body.

Other NC central leaders including vice-president Bimalendra Nidhi, general secretary Shashank Koirala, Krishna Sitaula, Prakash Man Singh, Ram Sharan Mahat and Prakash Sharan Mahat also offered homage to the late leader Bastola. 

Likewise, CPN leader and former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal and general secretary Bishnu Poudel, among others had also offered tribute to Bastola. 

He is survived by his spouse and two daughters.

Banstola had also served as a former foreign minister, Nepal's ambassador to India.

NC General Secretary Shashank Koirala offers his final tributes to deceased leader Bastola. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari

He had been taken to the Bansbari Neuro Hospital Saturday after his condition deteriorated. After the hospital declared him clinically dead, the family took him to Khumaltar-based home on Saturday itself.

Party leaders and cadres reached party office in Sanepa to offer their final tribute to the deceased leader. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari

Meanwhile, the NC decided put off today's programme of submitting a memorandum to the central and provincial governments through the District Administration Offices regarding the issues of price hike and taxation.

Published: 14-10-2018 13:45

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