Incident Reports

Nepali Congress cadres lock party district committee members inside office in Pokhara demanding candidacy for mayoral post


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

Cadres of Nepali Congress (NC) in Pokhara have locked the local leaders including district committee members inside the party office on  April 24 demanding the candidacy for mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City be given to NC instead of another party from the coalition.  According to NC Kaski district chairperson Kishordatt Baral, cadres locked, the chairperson, ward chairpersons, and other cadres inside the office while they were having a meeting. Police was deployed to prevent the situation from escalating.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Intraparty Competition
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 36
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown