Bhattarai urged to avoid Tharuhat function
Dhangadi, October 6
District Administration Office Kailali has urged former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai not to attend the function organised by agitating Tharuhat activists, hinting at possible clash with supporters of the intact far-west movement.
Tharuhat leaders have told the administration they will bring Bhattarai there at any cost. In a statement, Tharuhat/Tharuwan Struggle Committee defied the administration’s appeal to Bhattarai not to address the programme. Madhav Choudhary, spokesperson of the struggle committee, claimed that they would bring Bhattarai to address their programme in Kailali on October 7 anyhow.
Ten days after three leaders of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav, Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato and Nepali Congress lawmaker Amaresh Kumar Singh delivered a provoking speech in Tikapur of Kailali on August 13, a deadly bloodshed took place on August 24. He was asked not to attend the function keeping in view the likelihood of a similar untoward incident.
BRB slams ruling parties
DANG: Former prime minister Babu Ram Bhattarai on Tuesday blamed the dictatorship of ruling three major parties for the recent violence in Tarai-Madhes region. Speaking to a mass at Lamahi of Dang on Tuesday, Bhattarai said that it was unfortunate that the parties were engaged in power sharing deal at a time when the general strike was going on in the Tarai-Madhes and the Tharu community as well as indigenous nationalities were agitating. “The entire country has become chaotic due to the leaders of the three major parties,” he argued. He was of the opinion that the government had to resolve the issues voiced by the agitating forces and proceed with formation of the new government. If ruling parties are serious, Tarai unrest can be resolved immediately, he said.