Presidium member of Rastriya Janta Party-Nepal Rajendra Mahato, along with other leaders, talking to mediapersons at a press meet organised in Biratnagar airport, Morang, on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Photo: THT
Biratnagar, March 7 Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal presidium member Rajendra Mahato has warned that they will take to agitation for justice in relation to the case of Resham Chaudhary. Speaking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport today, the RJP-N leader accused the court of wrongfully attaching criminal’s tag to an elected representative. “He (Chaudhary) is a person who has fought for the rights and identity of his community and is a parliamentarian elected by the people. How can the court simply declare him criminal on its whims?” he asked. RJP-N had withdrawn its support to the government in the wake of the verdict of Kailali District Court slapping life imprisonment on 11 persons including Chaudhary, in connection with the Tikapur carnage. “If all agitators are to face life imprisonment, then almost all leaders who have participated in one or the other agitation in the past will face such punishment,” said Mahato, who vowed to go to the public against the court’s verdict. Another RJP-N presidium member Sharatsingh Bhandari also spoke against the court’s verdict on Chaudhary. “The court’s verdict against a parliamentarian has dismayed the public. We’ll start a peaceful agitation by making people aware of this injustice,” he said. READ ALSO: