NC grieves demise of party central member Budhathoki

People assembled at the residence of late Budhathoki to pay last tribute

Kathmandu, Feb 6: The Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of party central member and former minister Keshab Kumar Budhathoki.

An emergency meeting of the party central working committee took place at the party central office, Sanepa this morning paid tribute to Budhathoki, the party leader, (former) Constituent Assembly member and former General Administration Minister, extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Budhathoki breathed his last amidst the medical treatment at Biratnagar-based Birat Medical College last night. He was born to mother Nandakumari and father Ranakeshar Budhathoki on October 7, 1944.

The party said it acknowledged a significant contribution of Budhathoki to the party’s institutional building and to the Nepal’s democratic movement. In mourning Budhathoki’s death, the NC has decided to lower the party flag at half-mast for three days beginning on February 7 at the central office, province and district offices and postpone all the pre-scheduled official events during the period.

The party’s central, provincial and district offices shall remain closed on February 7.

It will be holding a condolence assembly in Jhapa on the 13th day of the demise of Budhathoki, according to party Central Office Chief Secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel.