Thursday, March 23, 2023

Defense Minister Rijal resigns

Kathmandu: Defense Minister Minendra Rijal has resigned. After being defeated as the General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, he resigned from the post of Defense Minister.

He announced his resignation from the post of defense minister shortly after the initial vote count of the general secretary saw his defeat. After receiving the final results, he met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and submitted his resignation letter.

Stating that the result of the General Convention has narrowed the base of his support within the party, he wrote in his resignation letter: “With this in mind, it is not morally appropriate for me to remain in the post of Minister of Defense, therefore I have resigned from the post of Minister of Defense.”

Dr. According to Rijal, after announcing his resignation, party leaders Ram Chandra Poudel and Krishna Sitaula asked if it was necessary to do so. Also, the Party President and the Prime Minister have also questioned, do you really want to resign?

But he said he did not make the decision out of emotion. Talking to media persons at the Ministry of Defense after his resignation, he said, The Congress should run for four years, for which my (resignation from the defense minister) decision is appropriate. ‘

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