UPDATED: NCP (NCP) Secretariat decides on Speaker's resignation

KATHMANDU: A secretariat meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided on the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara from the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as Member of Parliament. Mahara was accused of rape by a staff of the federal parliament secretariat.

Spokesperson of the ruling party, Narayan Kaji Shrestha told THT Online that the secretariat meeting held earlier today has decided that Mahara will stepdown from the post of Speaker to facilitate investigation following the accusation. Additionally, Mahara will no longer remain a Member of Parliament.