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Parties take initiatives for consensus on Parliamentary Regulations: DPM Gachhadar

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BIRATNAGAR — Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has said that parties would take initiatives till the last hour to forge consensus on the Parliamentary Regulations.

Talking briefly to media at Biratnagar Airport today, DPM Gachhadar said that they would strike to find consensus before going to the voting process to decide on the Regulations.

He pointed out that the opposition parties should think that people would take them positively if the Regulations were passed in consensus.

Stating that the size of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee should be determined as per the new Constitution, the DPM clarified that the Committee could disqualify decisions of the government regarding impeachment of the chiefs of the constitutional bodies and other officials appointed on political basis with the two-thirds majority.

DPM Gachhadar said that the government was ready to hold local bodies’ election and added that the Nepali Congress and Madhesi Morcha should be positive for the same.

Responding to the query of media persons over the current agitation of the Federal Alliance, he expressed the view that it was not suitable to launch agitation as the government had urged the Alliance for talks time and again.

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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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