National Assembly passes condolence motion on demise of Minister Adhikari

Rabinda Adhikari

KATHMANDU, March 1: The National Assembly (NA) Friday endorsed a condolence motion on the demise of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Taplejung on Wednesday.

The condolence motion, presented by NA Chair Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, was passed unanimously. The NA meeting also observed a moment of silence for a minute wising for eternal peace to the departed soul.

“The meeting expresses deep sorrow over the passing way of Minister Adhikari at the age of 49 on February 27 in a helicopter crash occurred at Phungling of Taplejung after paying homage to the Pathibhara deity, following an inspection of the (proposed) Chuhandanda Airport in Tehrathum,” the meeting stated.

Adhikari was elected to the both Constituent Assembly in 2008 and 2013; and in the House of Representatives elections 2018 from Kaski and was the central member of the Nepal Communist Party. He was the former president of the Legislature-Parliament’s Development Committee.

The meeting has extended heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family. The next meeting of the Upper House has been scheduled for 1:00 pm on March 3.