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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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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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