Sushil takes up far-west flood victims’ cause

Tikapur, October 3:

Acting president of the Nepali Congress, Sushil Koirala said that the relief assistance for the flood victims in the far-west was insufficient.

While talking to media persons at Tikapur after inspecting the flood-ravaged areas in Kailali on Friday, he said the government allocated relief assistance was meager as compared to the damage caused by the flood.

While meeting the flood victims in Kailali’s Dhansinghpur, Naranpur VDCs and Tikapur municipality, Koirala assured the flood victims that he would lobby for permanent relief assistance of the far-west after he reaches the capital.

He alleged the Maoists of overlooking the accords reached in the presence of the United Nations.

The Maoists are extrovert, however, did little in action while coming to the agreements, he said. He also alleged the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) of favouring the Maoists.

UNMIN advocated in favour of the Maoist combatants in cantonments, but never voiced for those whose land and houses were seized by the Maoists, Koirala said.