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Oppn haven’t quit CA : Bhattarai

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POKHARA —

UCPN (Maoist) leader and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said that the opposition alliance have not yet left the Constituent Assembly (CA).

Bhattarai denounced the ruling parties are attempting to restate the constitution of 2047 BS through majority based voting process.

Speaking during an interaction program organised at Pokhara on Friday, leader Bhattarai said that the protests were being just carried out against the emphatic decision of CA Chairman Subas Nembang to launch process for constitution drafting on January 25.

He said that the alliance had to move out of the CA for some time as the ruling parties were attempting to resuscitate the old constitution rather than institutionalizing the issues brought up by the current revolution through the CA.

“Our stand is that the CA process should be stopped and the constitution should be drafted through consensus,” he said, “Don’t befuddle yourselves that we quit the CA.”

Leader Bhattarai claimed that the 9-point proposal tabled by the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML was like a design to bring back the old constitution, which caused the dispute and extended the political turmoil.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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