Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward-16 Chairman Mukunda Rijal dies of dengue

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward-16 Chairman Mukunda Rijal passed away on Thursday.

Ward Secretary Prakash Khadka said that he died during the course of treatment at the Grande Hospital this morning.

Nepali Congress leader Srijana Singh confirmed the death of Rijal, who was undergoing treatment for dengue infection at the Grande Hospital.

Rijal is also the Regional President of Congress Zone-7.

He was elected as the chairman of Kathmandu metropolis-16 by garnering 4,007 votes in the local level elections held on May 13.

He defeated Laxmi Ratna Tuladhar of the CPN-UML.

After being elected as the chairman, one of his statements about waste management had become very popular.

He had a heated argument with Mayor Balen Shah in the first meeting of the Executive Committee on various issues like waste management.

Later, Mayor Shah had reached his residence to meet him.

Also, very active in social media, Rijal had floated a proposal to cut the salaries of people’s representative and spend the money on development works.





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