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Chitra Bahadur KC reelected Rastriya Janamorcha chairman

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RUPANDEHI — The third national conference of the Rastriya Janamorcha held in Butwal of Rupandehi district has reelected Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Poverty Alleviation Chitra Bahadur KC unanimously as its Chairman, on Sunday night.

Likewise, Rashmi Raj Nepali has been elected the Executive Chairman, Badre Alam and Durga Paudel as the two Vice-Chairpersons, Janak Raj Sharma the General Secretary, Hem Lal Puri the Secretary and Om Bahadur KC the Treasurer.

The 31 central members were also elected amid the conference. The national conference has elected six alternate members, six advisors and a 200-member National Council.

Meanwhile, the Rastriya Janamorcha has decided to wage a movement calling for scrapping the federalism, citing federalism has sown the seeds of disintegration and communal discord in the country.

The conference has also unanimously passed the party Chairman’s political proposal that emphasises establishing a unitary system of governance with democratic decentralisation and local self-governance.

The party also concluded that the country was passing through a difficult situation and called on all parties to be united to face it.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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