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President,PM and leaders extend best wishes on Buddha Jayanti

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KATHMANCU —  President, Vice President, Prime Minister and other leaders have extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the 2561st Buddha Jayanti on Wednesday.

On her message President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said, “Once we internalise the Buddha philosophy, internal peace and fraternity are possible”

“I wish the Buddha Jayanti inspired all for peace, harmony, coexistence and non-violence,” she said, adding that the precepts of the Lord Buddha are inspiring and exemplary.

The Buddha’s principles would be useful for Nepal’s campaign of fostering national unity, harmony and tolerance with durable peace, good governance, and building democratic, proportional, and inclusive society.

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Likewise,Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that holding three levels of polls in the slated timeframe is the national need for the implementation of the constitution.

In a message given today on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, and the Ubhauli Festival of Kirant community, Vice President Pun said that there was no alternative to consensus and co-work among all political parties to successfully conduct the forthcoming polls.

The Vice President has also said that the importance and relevance of Buddha’s messages of peace and non-violence have further increased in the present world, adding that fraternity, goodwill and sustainable peace would be established in the country and the entire world if the messages of the Buddha were internalised.

Similarly, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal has also extended greetings on this day and expressed “Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and the multi-religious country. Diversity is our wealth and unity in diversity is our special identity.”

The precepts of Lord Buddha, born in Nepali soil, are known worldwide, he said, adding that the supreme wisdom gained by Lord Buddha with penance is eternal.

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Once we abide by the teachings of the humanity and non-violence of Lord Buddha, peace and human welfare prevail in the country, the PM stressed.

“I wish this Day inspire all to work together for progress with the implementation of constitution and holding the local level elections,” said the PM in the message.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has also wished for the emancipation of people from all sorts of injustice and suppression and peace would prevail in the country by following the teachings of the Lord Buddha.

Stating that sans enduring peace, overall development of the country is not possible, Deuba said that violence, murder, abduction and anti-human rights activities should be stopped forever, adding that establishing enduring peace is the priority of his party Nepali Congress.

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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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