KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress has condemned the bomb attack targeting its federal parliamentary candidate from Kathmandu, constituency-4, Gagan Kumar Thapa on Monday.
Thapa was injurd in the blast that occured while he was in an election campaign at Chapali in Budhanilkantha Municipality-2
Issuing a press release immediately after the attack, the NC said, “NC strongly condemns the terror attacks on its leaders, candidates and cadres with an intention to kill.”
It further said: “This kind of attack has violated citizen’s fundamental right to take part and hold elections in a free and peaceful manner and undermined the democratic norms and values.”
An unidentified group has detonated a bomb in Budhanilkantha municipality this afternoon, leaving 11 people including NC candidate Gagan Thapa injured.
Meanwhile, injured Thapa was discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).Follow @gorkhapost
Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand
LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.
“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.
Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.
Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.
Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.
Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.
He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.
Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.Follow @gorkhapost