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3 held for thrashing former MP

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MAHOTTARI — Police has arrested three persons on the charge of their alleged involvement in the incident of beating of a former lawmaker Budhani Devi Mahato.

The UCPN (Maoist) former lawmaker Mahato was seriously whipped by unidentified persons on Monday night.

The Area Police Office, Gaushala arrested 34-year-old Nathuni Yadav, 29-year-old Naresh Yadav and 46-year-old Ram Ishwar Yadav, all residents of Laxminiya-8, for their involvement in the former lawmaker beating incident. They were held from their homes on Tuesday and have been forwarded to Jaleshwar for further action.

The accused entered Mahato’s house and beaten her black and blue using home-made weapons. Mahato, who sustained serious injuries due to the beating, is undergoing treatment at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital.

According to locals, the group comprising the three men attacked Mahato as it was unhappy with her role in settling a long-running dispute between two rival groups in the village.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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