Khanal sees lack of promptness in rescue operation

SURKHET: The CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has accused the government of dillydallying to launch the rescue and relief distribution works in the floods and landslides affected areas.

Speaking at a press meet organised in Birendranagar today, Khanal took time to accuse the government of not working at a war-footing level to provide relief to the affected and rehabilitate the displaced.

"Tarai suffers frequent inundations due to river dams constructed by India along the Nepal-India border," said Khanal.

Leader Khanal also called on the government to start diplomatic negotiations with the Indian Government to immediately open dam doors on the border and address the inundation problem permanently.