The Nepali Congress (NC) is poised to make a crucial decision regarding the potential suspension of former Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand. The party’s stance on this matter will be formally established after the return of its President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in Singapore.
Insiders within the Nepali Congress have revealed that the party will engage in extensive discussions concerning the issue involving Bal Krishna Khand. The decision-making process will be set in motion once President Sher Bahadur Deuba returns to Nepal on June 22. Until then, the responsibility of Acting President has been entrusted to Purna Bahadur Khadka, the Vice President of the party.
Several key figures within the Nepali Congress, including Vice President Dhanraj Gurung, General Secretaries Gagan Thapa, and Bishwa Prakash Sharma, have openly advocated for the suspension of Bal Krishna Khand from his party positions.
The NC party has remained silent on Khand’s involvement in the scam. In contrast to the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML has taken decisive action by suspending Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, one of its leaders, from the position of party Secretary.
Throughout the controversy, Bal Krishna Khand has vehemently denied any involvement in the fake Bhutanese refugee case. However, the allegations against him have led to his custody on Friday following a decision by the Kathmandu District Court.