Keshav Sthapit for mayor of Kathmandu metropolis?

April 24, 2022

CPN-UML has decided to field Keshav Sthapit as its candidate for the post of mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

Keshav Sthapit was elected as the Mayor of Kathmandu metropolis in 1997 AD. He was a Minister for Physical Infrastructure in the Bagmati provincial government in 2018, but sacked by then CM of Kathmandu metropolis, Dormani Poudle for misbehaving and being incompetent.

Sthapit also faced #MeToo charges by at least two women when he was the mayor of Kathmandu metropolis.

Rashmila Prajapati, a former employee at Kathmandu Metropolitan City office, alleged that Sthapit fired her after she rejected his repeated advances masked as an offer for a promotion.

Similary, a journalist and a well known poet Ujjwala Maharjan also accused Keshav Sthapit of sexual assault.

However, Sthapit strongly rejected the allegations.


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