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Government failure in all sectors, says Bhattarai

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JANAKPURDHAM — New Force Coordinator and Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the incumbent government has lost its moral ground to continue to stay in power for being failure in every sector.

Speaking at a press conference organised at Janakpurdham Tuesday, he accused that the government’s performance and accent are like that of the Panchayat Regime. He lambasted the government for promoting and nurturing anarchy, black marketing, smuggling and corruption in the country.

Leader Dr Bhattarai said that the Madhesi problems should be settled based on the past agreements and understandings as well as the recommendation of previous Constituent Assembly Committee and Commission. The door for constitutional amendment should be kept open to explore solutions to the Madhes problem, he noted.

The Madhes agitation should be scaled up at national level rather than limiting it to Madhes only, Bhattarai suggested.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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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.

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