Incident Reports

UML's CA member caught red handed while bribing during congress elections in Doti


Sudurpashchim, Doti, Shikhar

It has been revealed that Prem Bahadur Ale Magar, who won the CA seat from UML in the second Constituent Assembly, has tempted the voters financially to avoid defeat after the opposition party Nepali Congress became strong in Doti district. While distributing money to the voters, the locals found Ale Rangehat, a candidate for the House of Representatives from UML in Doti district. Locals have accused Ale, a former UML lawmaker, of embezzling funds from the Parliament Development Fund. Ale, who has been criticized for irregularities and corruption and not working for the people, has been hit by the Nepali Congress this time. According to a source, UML candidate Ale has started tempting the poor and ordinary voters for fear of losing to the Congress candidate. He swore to cast his vote by placing his hand on the idol of Lord Shiva. Pilgrims have accused. He has bought an idol of Shiva in the temple. Ale has warned that if defeated in the House of Representatives this time, the idol of Shiva will be uprooted again. Doti's East Chowki village municipality ward no. According to a source, Ale promised to treat Channari Bhandari's son in Ganjari. Despite contesting from Doti district, UML leader Ale has built a luxurious house in Tinkune of Kathmandu. He has been living in the same house with his family. Ale, who is vetoing money to influence voters, said that he had personally donated Rs 11,000 for the treatment of Karna Bhandari, a 7-year-old son of HIV-infected Chanari Devi Bhandari, a resident of Sanagaun in Doti. The locals had collected financial assistance for Bhandari's treatment after the district hospital said that the urethra was damaged and it would cost Rs 300,000. He has given Rs 11,000 out of the amount collected by the locals Outgoing MP Alemgar has a claim. He said, "People who have a losing mindset are trying to spread the word that I am helping to influence the vote. I have been continuously helping the needy not only now but also yesterday when I was an MP and when I was not. Even when I was in Kathmandu, I helped many people for treatment. I booked an ambulance and sent home the patient who did not have money to return home after running out of money during the treatment. What is the message of such assistance during the election, the code of conduct? In response, he said, 'This is the support of the citizens. The money collected by the locals has been handed over. First of all, I am also a citizen. I have fulfilled my duty as a citizen in this. I did not help as a candidate. The steward I helped is not a father or a brother, he said, 'helping the very poor for treatment should not be unnecessarily publicized. What does it mean to offer condolences when someone has lost their life without treatment? In some cases, human religion has to be fulfilled. ' Such support has been continuous not only today. In Alemgar's Doti, Congress candidate Wahalwala is competing with Transport Minister Bir Bahadur Balayer.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Public humiliation
Primary Cause Issues related to corruption (other than tenders)
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Group of civilians (only Target)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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