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UML, MC preparing to give message of unification on Establishment Day

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KATHMANDU — The top leaders of the CPN-UML and Maoist Centre are preparing to give a message of early unification between the two parties on the occasion of the establishment day of Nepal Communist Party on Sunday.

Although the two parties made untiring efforts to be unified on the day, they have decided to give a message of early unification without holding a formal unification announcement programme.

Secretary at UML Central Office Secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha said, “The unification process is not terminated, it is unavoidable. It is just delayed for some time.”

Both chairperson of the UML and MC would address a programme of the party unification coordination committee to be organized at the City Hall in the capital.

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The process of unification between the two large communist parties was initiated before the elections. Common manifesto focusing stable government, good governance and development was prepared by them. The parties argued that the elections approved their unity mandate.

The top leaders- UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ – were assigned the responsibility to finalize the interim statute and interim political report prepared by coordinator a taskforce on organization, Madhav Kumar Nepal and coordinator of taskforce on ideological report, Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal.

The top leaders however have continued the discussion on a daily basis for the unification. They are suggested to announce the unification on coming May 1.

MC leader Dinanath Sharma said, “Both chairpersons have assured the unification within Baisakh. There is no point that the parties backtrack from unification now.”

The issues to be agreed before the unification are organization ratio, analyses of people’s war, forthcoming general convention and sharing of leadership.

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Nepal Communist Party was established on April 22, 1949 under the leadership of Pushpa Lal against the backdrop of movement against Rana Regime.

The founders of the party are Niranjan Baidya, Narabahadur Karmacharya, Narayan Bilas Joshi and Moti Devi Shrestha.

Since then with various merger and split, the communist parties are in a dozen of number where the UML and MC are dominating the national communist front running their coalition government

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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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.

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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.

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