Thapa to continue with election campaign later today, urges to keep morale high

KATHMANDU: As many as 11 persons including Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa have been injured in an explosion targeting his election rally at Chapali, Budhanilakantha Municipality on Monday.

Thapa's close aide Subhas Adhikary informed that all the injured have been receiving treatment at the Maharajgunj-based TU Teaching Hospital. Thapa who has sustained injuries in his shoulder is said to be in normal condition now, after receiving treatment, said Adhikary.

Similarly, talking to THT Online, former Health Minister and NC leader Thapa urged NC cadres to keep their morale high and carry on with the election campaign. "This will not affect my or the party's morale as it will strengthen the intention of the 'perpetrators'. We will move on with our regular schedule."

Thapa will continue with the election campaign, a mass campaign at Chabahil, later today.

Likewise, two persons were critically injured in the blast. They have been identified as Shyam Krishna Shrestha and Ram Kaji Shrestha. One of them has injuries on left chest while others on knee.

The one with the injuries on knee may have to bear long term affect, according to the doctors. Meanwhile, the injured duo are undergoing operation at the Hospital.



NC leader Gagan Thapa injured in a blast; 10 others undergoing treatment at Teaching Hospital

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa has been injured in an explosion targeting his election rally at Chapali, Budhanilakantha Municipality.  He has been admitted to the Teaching Hospital at Majarajgunj for treatment.

Witnesses said at least seven party workers and supporters have also been wounded in the explosion, some seriously. They are also undergoing treatment at the Teaching Hospital.

Thapa, a former health minister, is contesting from Kathamandu 4, from where he was elected to the second Constituent Assembly in 2013.