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Naya Shakti is for prosperous and development, says Bhattarai

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KATHMANDU —Recently formed Naya Shakti Nepal’s Chief Baburam Bhattarai has said that his party is for Nepal’s prosperous and development and ready bear historic responsibility to make them reality.

“Naya Shakti Nepal is different than other parties and will present a specific road map for economic development and prosperity for discussion at the party’s discussion session,” Bhattari said while announcing the official formation of Naya Shakti party at a special ceremony held at Dasharath Stadium on Sunday.

Bhattarai said his party would practice the inclusive and participatory democracy, keeping in mind three clusters of Khas-Arya, Janajati and Madhesi populations.

“We can make Nepal one of the richest nations of the world within just 25 years, within my lifetime,” he claimed, adding Nepal could reap great benefits from its natural resources including water, land and forests.

“We should develop Nepal by bringing in capital and technology from our both neighbours: India and China,” Bhattarai said adding Nepal should develop itself as a dynamic bridge between two global economic giants.

The former prime minister also said that his party would advocate for directly elected presidential rule so as to create political stability and therefore a favourable environment for development.

“If we want peace and stability in the nation,” Bhattarai said, “We need to ensure proportional representation of all these clusters in all parties and the state mechanisms.”

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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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