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Chinagate: Nepal pushes for probe

The scandal where Nepal Maoists allegedly sought Chinese help to buy lawmakers for the PM poll didn't help party's candidate Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the seventh round of voting on Tuesday.

world Updated: Sep 08, 2010 01:00 IST
HT Correspondent

The scandal where Nepal Maoists allegedly sought Chinese help to buy lawmakers for the PM poll didn't help party's candidate Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the seventh round of voting on Tuesday.

But demand for a probe to find the truth behind the two audio tapes of alleged conversation between Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara and an unknown 'Chinese friend' has gained momentum.

On Tuesday, ahead of the seventh round of voting, a delegation of Nepali Congress leaders met Constituent Assembly Chairman Subhash Nemwang and expressed concern at the audio tapes. The leaders termed the incident a devaluation of the parliament as a lawmaker has been accused of seeking NRs 500 million to bribe lawmakers from other parties in the ongoing election.

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