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Sujata Koiralaa also announces her candidacy for NC President

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala formally announced her candidacy for the post of party president on Wednesday.

She made the announcement by organising a press conference at her residence in Mandikhatar of Kathmandu this afternoon.

With her candidacy there will be four candidates to vie for post. Alongside Koirala, Ram Chandra Paudel and Krishna Prasad Sitaula from the establishment camp and Sher Bahadur Deuba from the opponent group are competing for the post of party president.

During a conference, Koirala said that she had chosen to strive for the top post of the party to shield the political line of former Prime Ministers BP Koirala and Girija Prasad Koirala.  She also accused acting president Ram Chandra Paudel for undermining the women in the party.

Sujata, who is the only daughter of late Girija Prasad Koirala, claimed that her candidacy is not a bargaining tool but a move to lead the party.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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