Birgunj Mayor involved in clash with leader of his own party

Published On: June 27, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Ritesh Tripathi

According to Parsa Police, local leader Ajay Chaurasiya and Mayor Bijaya Kumar Sarawogi ended up exchanging blows after the dispute.

BIRGUNJ, June 27: A dispute between the mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City and a local leader of Samajbadi Party Nepal turned into a nasty brawl on Wednesday.

Later, the issue was reconciled on the initiative of lawmaker Pradip Prasad Yadav, who was elected from constituency no 1.

Mayor Bijaya Kumar Sarawogi had visited Nepal Bidhyapeeth Higher Secondary School in Shreepura to inaugurate the installation of CCTV cameras on the school premises. During the visit, a dispute emerged between the two, which turned into a brawl. After inaugurating the program, Mayor Sarawogi started questioning about the status of the under-construction library of the school. In the course of questioning, he remarked that the chief minister brings plans and projects with the motive of feeding his cadres.

He stated that Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut's decision to provide Rs 50,000 for the construction of the library was a waste of money.

Upon hearing his remarks, a local leader Ajay Chaurasiya expressed his disappointment and started arguing. Several other leaders and cadres joined the debate. Soon, their argument turned into a scuffle.

Mayor Sarawogi, leader Chaurasiya and Chief Minister Raut all belong to the Samajbadi Party.

According to Parsa Police, Chaurasiya and Mayor Sarawogi ended up exchanging blows after the dispute.

A team from Ward Police Office, Shreepur led by Police Inspector Chakra Bahadur Malla reached the school premises and brought the situation under control.

Chaurasiya was released after signing reconcialotary note with the mayor. The two leaders reached an agreement on the mediation of leader Yadav, who was suspended by the party for six months on Tuesday for attending an event related to the free-Tibet movement in Latvia.

The clash occurred at around 9 am and Yadav managed to settle the issue at around 3 pm.

"One of the cadres misbehaved with me by misinterpreting my statement. However, the problem has been solved after he apologized," said Mayor Sarawogi.

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