Govt will prevent Saptari-like unpleasant incidents: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal said the government was sad over yesterday's fatal incident in Saptari, and will take appropriate decision to prevent such an unpleasant incident in future.

Dahal, who flew to Ghyang Sukhathokar in Dolakha district to inaugurate a renovated Buddhist monastery today, revealed that he was holding talks with the United Democratic Madhesi Front over the Saptari incident. At least three persons, loyal to protesting Madhesi parties, lost their life in police firing after the UDMF cadres tried to disrupt the CPN-UML's function in Maleth VDC, near Rajbiraj yesterday.

"I have called a meeting of Cabinet today itself. The government will take appropriate decision to provide relief to the bereaved families and treatment for the injured, and prevent such unpleasant incidents in the future," he said, according to a statement issued by his secretariat.

The Cabinet is scheduled to meet at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singhadarbar at 6 pm.

He asked all the political parties to present themselves responsibly to implement the Constitution and conduct the elections in local level.

"I urge all political parties not to do activities that will affect elections," he said.