Three people were injured when cadres of Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Centre) clashed at Bhimsen Rural Municipality-5 of Gorkha on Sunday.
Tensions flew high between the supporters of the two parties after a meeting of the village council that was organised to change the name and centre of the rural municipality.
NC's Sabin Baniya, CPN (MC)'s Sujan Shrestha and Suman Shrestha after being attacked with sharp weapons. They have received serious injuries to their head and have been taken to district headquarters for further medical treatment.
The village council meeting had decided to rename the rural municipality as Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality but dispute arose when NC proposed to shift the current centre, Baguwa, of the rural municipality to Ghyampeshal which was then opposed by the CPN (MC) cadres.
"One CPN (MC) supporter tore the meeting minute after two third majority of the village council meeting supported to shift the centre of the rural municipality," said Bhimsen Rural Municipality Chairman Ishwor Pandey, "Then some youths wielding khukuri and spear attacked us."
Meanwhile, CPN (MC) leader Lok Prasad Banjara said that the scuffle took place as the council unilaterally decided to shift the centre behind closed doors. "Our friends were not allowed to write a note of dissent which led to the scuffle," said Banjara adding, "When we went to bring our people from the closed doors youths associated with the NC attacked us."
A team of police have left for the incident site, said DSP Bhesraj Rijal adding that search is underway for the attackers.