LONDON — The British Labor party’s Sadiq Khan has been elected as London mayor by easily beating of his closest rival, the government supported multi-billionaire Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith on Friday.
Sadiq is a son of Pakistani bus driver and Labor parliamentarian.
Sadiq Khan defeated Goldsmith by 44 to 35 percent in the first preference votes and easily managed to win in the second preference.
Speaking after the official announcement of his victory, Khan said he wanted a “more equal London.”
Khan, who calls himself “the British Muslim who will take the fight to the extremists”, accused Goldsmith of trying to scare and divide voters in a proudly multicultural city of 8.6 million people, more than 1 million of them Muslims.
Sadiq Khan said that he will be a mayor of all Londoners and will serve diligently. He said that he will use his tenure to try to improve trade relations between pakistan and the UK.
Zac Goldsmith was supported by Prime Minister David Cameron as the duo joined forced and used every trick in the book to defame Sadiq Khan to scare off voters, including attacks on Sadiq Khan during live transmission on the state television.
“The Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith repeatedly attacked Sadiq Khan as someone who had fraternised and shared platforms with Muslim extremists.
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
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.Follow @gorkhapost