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Cases related to heinous crimes not withdrawn: PM’s Secretariat

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KATHMANDU — The Private Secretariat of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has made it clear that the cases related to those accused of heinous crimes took place in Tikapur of Kailali and other places would not be withdrawn.

In a press release it issued on Friday, PM’s private secretariat said not a single case of atrocious crimes has been taken back nor was there any situation for doing so.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday had decided to acknowledge the Tarai-Madhes movement as a political movement.

In response to the news carried in the media regarding the decisions of the Council of Ministers, PM’s Private Secretariat refuted the news published by the media regarding the decision of the Cabinet meeting that cases related to the heinous crimes have been withdrawn.

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The Cabinet meeting  on Thursday directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to start home work for the process of withdrawing the cases filed against people who were not involved in the incidents of riots and killing including in Tikapur but who were implicated in false charges based on suspicion and prejudice, in a way that would be in consonance with the law.

In a bid to create the environment conducive for the second-phase local-level elections, the government had made a decision to initiate the process to take back, as per the law, the false cases filed against those people not involved in such incidents.

The secretariat has appealed to all to work towards making preparation for the second-phase local-level election which remains to be held.

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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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