2 injured as NC, left bloc activists clash in Solu

  • KUMBHARAJ RAI
- Post Report, OKHALDHUNGA

Nov 11, 2017-Two persons were injured in a clash that broke out between the activists of the Nepali Congress and the left alliance in Sotang of Solukhumbu district on Friday.

One of the injured is NC district treasurer Pema Tamang, who was airlifted to Capital on a Nepal Army chopper for critical injuries. 

Another person hurt in the altercation has been identified as Ghanashyam Nepali of the left alliance. He sustained a deep cut in his head and is receiving treatment at a local health centre.

Others who got injuries are in normal condition now, said Bhadragol Kirati from the incident site. 

Tension had gripped Sotang since Thursday after the group led by NC federal parliamentary candidate Bal Bahadur KC was accused of tearing the left alliance’s publicity materials. 

KC’s aides said the left alliance’s cadres hurled stones at a house where NC cadres were staying on Thursday night. On Friday morning, a team headed by KC engaged in a heated debate with rivals which resulted in the clash.

UML leader Jagannath Bastola of Solukhumbu admitted that the left alliance’s cadres had picketed the house where the NC cadres were staying. According to him, KC’s team had torn over 150 pamphlets of the left alliance on Thursday. Bastola added that the clash occurred on Friday after KC challenged the cadres of the left alliance for a fight.

KC has denied the charges, saying that the left alliance’s cadres tore the materials up themselves to incite a clash. Chief District Officer Bhupendra Thapa said a police team has been sent to the incident site to normalise the situation by calling an all-party meeting.

Published: 11-11-2017 07:29

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