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Naya Shakti Nepal registered at Election Commission

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KATHMANDU —Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Nepal has finally registered as a political party at the Election Commission on Sunday.

The party has claimed a star used in its flag as the election symbol.

A team of party leaders led by the coordinator Bhattarai reached the EC to file the application.

The EC said it will provide a certificate within a few days after studying the application.

The former prime minister led party has been claiming that it would establish itself as an alternative political force within few years and work for prosperity and economic development of the nation.

Bhattarai ha announced establishment of the new party amidst thousands of cadres on June 12.

The party has claimed to have more than 100,000 members from across the nation.

Last year on September 26, Bhattarai had announced that he had severed ties with the then UCPN-Maoist, in which he was the second man for years, claiming old political forces could not transform the nation into a prosperous one.

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Government not serious in resolving Nirmala Panta’s case: Gagan Thapa

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious about finding the perpetrators of the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur.

Leader Thapa was speaking in a meeting with the party workers at the Nepali Congress party district office here this morning. He said people’s trust towards the government was waning due to its nonchalance in providing justice in the Nirmala Panta’s case.

He also accused the government of not working as per the people’s aspiration despite the formation of a stable government after a long wait.

After the meeting with the party workers, Thapa met with Nirmala’s parents who are staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office for last two weeks demanding justice.

“Please, take care of your health. I will relay your message to the Prime Minister and the president of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament,” he assured Nirmala’s grieving parents.

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