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Party unification by Mid-April : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli today said the unification of the UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) could take place by mid April.

“The party unification means as per the need of the hour and aspirations of the people, and it could take place even before April 22 when Nepal Communist Party was established despite suggestions for the same to occur on the day,” he said.

The PM was speaking at a tea reception organised at Prime Minister residence in Baluwatar for the parliamentary and provincial members who supported the incumbent government in the recently held presidential election and gave their vote of confidence to PM Oli.

“The incumbent government is capable enough to promote and establish national unity, peace, stability, prosperity and carry out development activities,” he said.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the House of Representatives members who gave their votes of confidence to him to secure his win with a three-fourth majority on last Sunday.
He took the time to express his concern over dispute surfaced in judiciary.

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“Presently, the judiciary is boiling,” he said, adding, “Those in need of justice are helpless, and it is matter of grave concern that the issues about date of birth and academic certificates of the person holding the responsible post in judiciary have been dragged to controversy.”

On a different note, he said the government was ever ready to amend the constitution as per the need of the hour and interests and aspirations of the people and nation.

Also on the occasion, CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal vowed to take the country towards the path of development and prosperity thorough united efforts after institutionalising the changes in the country.

Federal Socialist Forum Nepal chair Upendra Yadav, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal presidium chair Mahantha Thakur and federal parliament and State Assembly members supporting the government were present in the event.

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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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