The Nepali Congress (NC) is in mourning as one of its central members, Keshav Kumar Budhathoki, passed away while undergoing treatment at Birat Medical College in Biratnagar last night.
The 80-year-old leader had been battling prostate cancer for an extended period, revealed NC secretary in Jhapa, Krishna Humagain. Hailing from Arjundhara Municipality-8 in Jhapa, Budhathoki was known for his boldness, assertiveness, and widespread popularity.
Survived by his spouse, two sons, and two daughters, the late Budhathoki made significant contributions to both politics and society. He began his political journey as a national Panchayat member in 2043 BS. Later, he served as the Minister of State for Water Resources.
His political career saw him elected as a Member of the House of Representatives from the Nepali Congress representing Jhapa (5) in 2064 BS. Subsequently, he became a member of the Constituent Assembly in 2070 BS.
The passing of Budhathoki marks a significant loss for the Nepali Congress party and the wider political landscape of Nepal.