•      Thu Sep 28 2023

Deuba expresses sorrow over passing of Kathmandu-16 ward chair Rijal

Kathmandu, Sept 7: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed sorrow over the demise of Mukunda Rijal, the NC regional president from the Kathmandu electoral constituency-7 and Kathmandu metropolis ward number-16 chair.

In his condolence message today, the NC leader remembered the contribution of Rijal to the NC institutional development and the democratic movement in Nepal. Extending his tributes to the late people’s representative, Deuba expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

The mortal remains of Rijal who passed away amidst the treatment at Grande International Hospital in Dhapasi at 7:30 am today is to be kept at the local National city Hall till 12:00 noon today to pay last tributes to him. Afterward, the body will be taken to the Pashupati Aryaghat, as confirmed by NC central office chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel. The last rites are scheduled to be conducted at 2:30 pm today.

Born in 2027 BS, Rijal had spent his time in police custody for his involvement in the 2046 BS historic people’s movement. He was elected twice as the NC regional president and ward chair for ward-16 under the Kathmandu metropolis.

Rijal had embarked on his political career through his involvement with the Nepal Student Union while studying at Saraswoti Campus, and he was also associated with various human rights organizations. With his passing, the NC said it has lost a versatile and dedicated member.