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Parties against national interest are raising issue of multi-nation : Oli

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BIRATANGAR — CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has said that the parties who were against the national interest and welfare are raising the issue of multi-nation and multi-nationalities.

Speaking at an election programme here at Pushpalal Chok today, chair Oli said that the left alliance was forged for political stability, national prosperity and to ensure the rights to the marginalized communities.

He committed to developing the East-West Highway into a six-lane highway in assistance of US government, which is providing 500 billion US dollars for the project.

He further committed to expediting various developmental projects including mountainous and hilly roads in the region.

On another note, Chair Oli shared that then government led by him had declared Nepali Congress leaders and cadres who were killed by the Panchyat as martyrs. NC cadres Durgananda Jha, Bhim Narayan Shrestha, Yagya Bahadur Thapa and Ram Laxman were killed during the Panchyat regime.

Speaking at the same programme, UML leader Lalbabu Pandit, who is contesting polls from Morang-6 to the House of Representatives, said that the NC had pushed Biratnagar to the sixth ranking city from the first one.

He further committed to developing the Biratanagar as the provincial capital.

Also speaking at the peogram, CPN Maoist Centre leaders Lila Mani Pokharel and Morang-4 candidate Aman Lal Modi urged voters to cast votes for the left alliance candidates.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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