KATHMANDU — Main ruling coalition CPN Maoist Center on Tuesday announced that it has pulled back support from the CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli-led government, saying the UML was hesitant to implement the past agreements made with it.
The Party’s headquarter meet chose to pull back its support to Oli government today. A meeting of the CPN (Maoist Center) Headquarters held yesterday had approved Dahal to take the choice on whether to keep supporting the present government.
After the decision Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal composed a letter addressing PM Oli about the party’s decision to withdraw support to the government.
Party leader Janardan Sharma and Hitaraj Panday reached PM’s residence Baluwatar with the letter.
In a letter submitted to Prime Minister Oli, Dahal has said that as the present government has showed no enthusiasm to implement the 9-point agreement signed between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) and the 3-point gentlemen’s agreement reached between Dahal and Oli, the support to the current government has been withdrawn.
With the decision, the party has also recalled the ministers representing the party in the current government.
The party had intensified internal as well as external parleys in recent days to push for a formation of a consensus government under the leadership of party Chairman Dahal.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost