NCP Standing Committee meeting deferred after Bhim Rawal’s body guard contracts virus

Nepal Communist Party Standing Committee meeting

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, which was scheduled to begin at 11:00 am in Dhumbarahi today, has been postponed.

According to party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the meeting has been postponed as some of the members of the Standing Committee were yet to undergo screening for the COVID-19 test.

The coronavirus screening was required after it was found that a former bodyguard of Standing Committee member Bhim Rawal was tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Armed Police Force personnel has remained Rawal’s bodyguard for the past few years. But he is on leave and has been living in his own house in Duwakota, Bhaktapur.

The ministry had confirmed two fresh cases in Bhaktapur yesterday late evening. Another patient is from Madhyapur Thimi municipality-9. It has been revealed that she had traveled to Bhaktapur from Sunsari two days ago.

The Standing Committee meeting was postponed a week ago as well after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, who is not ready to submit to Madhav Kumar Nepal’s demand of “one person one post” model walked away from the Secretariat meeting which was supposed to finalize the agendas of the Standing Committee meeting.

The next date for the meeting has not been confirmed yet.