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RPP-N recommends Resham Lama in place of Biraj Bista

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KATHMANDU — Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has suggested the name of lawmaker Resham Lama in place of Birat Bista for the post of Assistant Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development on Wednesday.

Lawmaker Lama is the central member from the party and Chairman of Kavre district.

The party had written a letter to PM KP Oli to expel Bista from the Cabinet for allegedly working against the party’s policy on Monday.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is, however, yet to expel Bista from the post.

Monday’s meeting of the party had decided to get back to Minister Birat Bista from the government blaming him for working against the party’s policies.

Minister Bista had openly advocated for the monarchy at a program of Shahi Yuba Shakti.

Bista is son of Keshar Bahadur Bista, who has been suspended from the party for his alleged anti-party activities.

Three weeks earlier, the party’s Central Committee had removed co-chairman of the party Keshar Bahadur Bista from all party position for three years after he made a public statement that the party should leave the government as the government could not address agendas raised by the party.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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