CPN-Maoist cadres strike again‚ seize poll materials
JAJARKOT: The CPN-Maoist cadres seized the election materials being delivered to the District Election Office at the district headquarters, Khalanga, on Saturday afternoon. A group of six masked men took control of the consignment after it was unloaded from vehicle at Khalanga bazaar and was being ferried to the office, about 100 metres away. The Election Commission had sent the consignment from Kathmandu.
Last night around 30 Maoist cadres had seized training material for election observers and volunteers in western Dashera VDC of the district. The CPN-Maoist-led 33-party alliance has announced to disrupt the Constituent Assembly election, scheduled for November 19.
CPN-Maoist seizes poll training materials in Jajarkot
JAJARKOT: The cadres of the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist, which has launched a campaign to disrupt the November 19 polls, seized training materials for election observers and volunteers in the district. According to the District Election Office, some 30 persons seized stationery and handouts among others from the representatives of the election office in western Dashera VDC on Friday night. A team was sent from the District Election Office to conduct training from today for 60 observers and volunteers for the upcoming Constituent Assembly polls. District Election Office, Jajarkot said that the training, however, will be conducted as per schedule. Earlier, it was reported that materials related to voters’ education were seized this morning.
CPN-Maoist cadres apply for temporary police posts
DHANGADI: Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist‚ which has threatened to foil the November 19 Constituent Assembly polls‚ has allegedly woven a plan to get its cadres recruited as temporary police personnel‚ slated to be hired for the upcoming CA polls. Several CPN-Maoist activists have submitted their applications for the posts of temporary police personnel in nine districts of far-western region. DSP Padam Bahadur Bista at Seti Zonal Police Office‚ Kailali‚ said he had heard that Maoist activists were submitting applications. He said a police team would be sent to investigate if it was found true. DSP Bista said police had records of former Maoist combatants.
“So far‚ as many as 20 former Maoist combatants have applied for temporary police personnel. They will be automatically disqualified from the competition‚” DSP Bista said‚ adding‚ “The final recruitment of the temporary police personnel will take place at Bajura‚ Doti and Kailali districts.” Applying for the posts of 2‚518 temporary police personnel‚ as many as 6‚838 candidates have submitted their applications in five districts of Seti Zone. In Kailali alone‚ 3‚794 people‚ including 3‚140 males and 654 females have applied. Seti Zonal Police Office said it was keeping a tight vigil to make sure not a single CPN-Maoist cadre gets recruited.
CPN-Maoist leader Hemraj Bhattarai refuted the allegation that his party had designed any such plan to field its cadres as temporary police personnel during elections. He‚ however‚ admitted that some party cadres might have submitted forms. “Any Nepali citizen can apply for the post of temporary police. It is natural for them to submit their application‚” Bhattarai said. Seti Zonal Police Office‚ however‚ said it would remove the police personnel if they were found to be party cadres even after their recruitment as temporary police personnel.
Nepal: Maoists party has almost become UML, claims Baidya
Chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran of Nepal Communist Party has expressed serious concern over the growing trend in the country to become a communist for publicity purpose only. Kiran made these remarks at the launching ceremony of a book entitled “Revolution and Revolt” penned by Hasta Bahadur K.C in Kathmandu, September 27, 2013. “The United Marxist Leninist (UML) is not a communist Party and the Unified Maoists has already become the UML”, said Kiran and added, “We are on the other hand leading the communist movement in the country.”