UCPN (M) recommends party cadre implicated in journo murder for contesting polls from Bara
UCPN (Maoist) Bara has recommended the name of a notorious party cadre who is absconding since two years after murdering Bara-based journalist Birendra Sah to contest in the upcoming Constituent Assembly election under direct or first-past-the-post (fptp) system.
Kundan Faujdar, who has been allegedly living under the party’s protection since , has been recommended for running in the polls from constituency 5 in the district.
Local Maoist leader Lavkush Baitha said Faujdar was recommended for contesting in the polls from constituency 5 following a formal decision of the party.
Last year Faujdar was elected chairman of the management board of local Gambhira Bajrakishor Secondary School at Gahad VDC. Locals could not oppose Faujdar’s election as head of the school management board due to fear of reprisal from Maoist cadres.
Already facing intense criticism for trying to protect a party cadre who was arrested in connection with the Adhikari murder case recently, UCPN (M)’s decision to recommend Faujdar for running in the upcoming polls is sure to rile human rights activists as well as opposition parties. Nepalnews.com