Nepali Congress leaders polish pedestrians’ shoes

  • Say the move aimed at seeking purification of parties and politics

Kathmandu, January 30   

Some prominent leaders of the Nepali Congress today polished shoes of pedestrians in the New Baneshwor area for about two hours.

NC leader Chandra Bhandari, who also polished pedestrians’ shoes, said that the move was symbolic and aimed at seeking purification of parties and politics.

According to Bhandari, the programme was organised by Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Foundation in memory of former prime minister late Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.

Bhattarai is considered to be the epitome of value-based politics in the country.

He said late Bhattarai urged children of the squatters’ settlement in Baneshwor area to go to school instead of wasting time. Children complained that they did not have money to go to school. Bhattarai asked them to polish shoes for an hour in New Road area and make money for books and stationery.

“It is also a strong appeal to change perspective about work,” said Bhandari. He said Rs 30,000 was collected from the move. NC leaders Dhana Raj Gurung and  Radhe Shyam Adhikari also participated in the programme.