CPN-Maoist not against talks, election: Thapa
PARSA, May 19: General Secretary of the CPN-Maoist, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has said that they are not against talks and election. Expressing the view at a news conference organized by the Revolutionary Journalists´ Federation, Parsa, here on Sunday, Thapa said that they are ready to hold talks with the government.
He said scrapping of the 25-point ordinance, dissolution of the four-party mechanism and formation of an election government under the leadership of political parties through a roundtable conference are their demands for the talks. Thapa further said that they would only participate in the election to be held by a political party-led government.
Baidya men capture property of UCPN (Maoist) central member
BHOJPUR, MAY 19 – Cadres of Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist have captured the property of UCPN (Maoist) central member Ninu Chapagain in Bhojpur. Following the capture, the UCPN (Maoist) district leadership has urged the CPN-Maoist party to return the property of their fellow comrade The CPN-Maoist cadres had captured the house of Chapgain nearly a month ago by hoisting their party flag on the latter’s property.
Urging the Baidya-led Maoists to solve the issue through dialogue, the UCPN (Maoist) warned the CPN-Maoist to be responsible for the repercussions if they don’t return the property to the rightful owner.
CPN-Maoist cadres loot rice meant for govt employees
GAMGADHI: CPN-Maoist activists plundered five quintals of rice meant for government employees deployed at an integrated mobile camp at Lumlakandh of Jima VDC in Mugu. The CPN-Maoist activists heading to disrupt the mobile camp at Jima, looted the rice midway when they spotted mules ferrying rice, said police. The integrated mobile camp was scheduled to be set up at Jima VDC to provide people of seven VDCs to distribute citizenship certificates and update voters’ list.
The government employees started their journey for Mugu this morning while the necessary food stuff was sent beforehand. Meanwhile, the rice transporters confirmed that agitating CPN-Maoist cadres had looted the rice. A government team led by CDO Hiralal Chaudhary has already been dispatched to Mugu to make sure the voters’ registration process is completed smoothly. The CPN-Maoist, which has been protesting the incumbent government and election under this dispensation, has disrupted voters’ list update at various places in the country.
The CPN-Maoist leaders are saying the upcoming election would fail to yield any result that is desired by people and that the new constituent assembly would not be able to draft a constitution.
NMS flays attack
KATHMANDU: Nepal Media Society, a guild of publishers, has flayed the attack on Dev Shrestha, chief administrator of the Rajdhani daily. On Friday, trade unionists aligned to the CPN-Maoist had attacked Shrestha at the daily’s gate at Kupandol and threatened to kill him. The society urged the government to take stringent action against the attackers.