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Bhattarai dubs Koirala, Oli as new ‘Junga Bahadurs’

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ROLPA —

UCPN (Maoist) leader  Baburam Bhattarai named UML Chairman KP Oli and NC President Sushil Koirala as new ‘Junga Bahadurs’, indicating at the first Rana prime minster, who usurped the official power from the then King. He charged that they [Oli and Koirala] were longing for ‘Jungi standard’ after coming to power.

He further said that the ruling parties were singularly repeating for voting process albeit Interim Constitution procurements for consensus based constitution.

“The decision gatherings have dispensed with the “likelihood of agreements” independent from anyone else,” said Bhattarai. He said a way of agreement could be looked for if the decision gatherings surrender their stand of drafting the new constitution through procedure.

The former Prime Minister has blamed the ruling parties Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML—of showing their egotism for the sake of drafting new constitution. Bhattarai warned that the ruling parties would be compelled to impart a destiny like that of previous King Gyanendra, if they forcefully issued the new constitution.

Bhattarai, who arrived here in Rolpa to head the dissent declared by the alliance of 30 opposition parties, charged that NC and UML have united and have been attempting to corner the UCPN (Maoist).

Terming Rolpa as the epicenter of People’s War, Bhattarai said the ruling parties have been given final proposal till February 28 to look for consensus. He expressed his hope that another way of consensus may be looked for after the nationwide demonstration by 30-party opposition alliance on February 28.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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