Incident Reports

One injured in a clash between CPN (Maoist Centre) cadres in Jumla, over disagreement in candidate selection for local level election


Karnali, Jumla, Hima

A clash broke out between the cadres of CPN (Maoist  Centre) in Hima Rural Municipality of Jumla on April 27, over a dispute regarding candidacy in Local level election. 45-year-old Chattra Adhikari, a cadre of the party sustained injury in the incident.

There was a dispute after CPN (Maoist Centre) Jumla gave the ticket for the candidacy for the post of deputy chairperson of Hima Rural Municipality to wo contenders Binasha Rokaya of Hima-2, and Kalpana Damai of Hima-1.

Binasha Rokaya, Maoist Centre's official candidate for the local election claimed that she was in the processing of registering her nomination but some party cadres filed the candidacy in the name of Kalpana Damai, which led to the clash. She further added that legal action should be taken against the one that is responsible. 

A central member CPN (Maoist Centre) and district in-charge Gajendra Bahadur Mahat said that the dispute arose after some who were not happy with party's recommendation to make Rokaya candidate registered Kalpana  as the party's official candidate.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Intraparty Competition
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
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