Resham Chaudhary calls party meeting inside the jail

Resham Chaudhary
File: Controversial politician Resham Chaudhary prepares to take the oath as a lawmaker, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Kathmandu, December 26

Former lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, serving life imprisonment for his involvement in the 2015 Tikapur incident, has called a meeting of the central leaders of the Nagarik Unmukti Party, which he leads.

The meeting has been called inside the Dillibazaar Jail where Chaudhary is serving his sentence today.

The meeting will decide if the Nagarik Unmukti Party, legally under the leadership of Chaudhary’s wife Ranjita Shrestha, will join the new government led by CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The party has already extended its support to nominate Dahal as the PM.

Resham Chaudhary has been proven guilty of the murder of some police personnel in Tikapur of Kailali in 2015. Whereas Chaudhary is serving his sentence at Dillibazaar Prison in Kathmandu. He was accused of the murder but was yet to be convicted when he ran and won the 2017 House of Representatives election in Kailali.

Despite being elected, he remained on the run for many months before surrendering to the court and being sent to jail, thereby losing the lawmaker’s position.

Ruling parties of different times have been making efforts to release Chaudhary in their bid to get his political support, but it has not been possible due to the complex nature of the case.

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