Kathmandu, September 1
Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has collected more than Rs 77 million in donations from various individuals and businesses in a period of 28 months till mid-July.
The total amount includes Rs 1.5 million in savings, amounts raised from different individuals as loans, levy collected from party cadres and amount handed over by various party committees.
According to a document obtained by The Himalayan Times, which includes details of donations raised by the party, the party raised funds from 191 businessmen, individuals, government employees, schools, colleges, hospitals, construction companies, foreign employment agencies, party cadres, hydropower companies and Nepali migrants in India, Japan, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and other countries.
Police had seized the document while arresting the party’s spokesperson KhadgaBahadurBishwakarma on August 8. Bishwakarma is currently in police custody on extortion charges.
Of the total amount of Rs 77 million, the party spent more than Rs 54 million in party activities and stashed more than Rs 23 million in Bishwakarma’s bank account.
Home Minister Ram BahadurThapa has said Bishwokarma was arrested for his involvement in extortion and other criminal activities.
A version of this article appears in print on September 02, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.