Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nepal - Seven Cadres Of Chand Led CPN Arrested For Election Boycott Activities - Cadres Of Chand Led CPN Expelled For Taking Part In Local Elections

In Bhojpur and Panchthar Districts

Jun 20, 2017-
Police have arrested seven cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist for carrying out anti-election activities from different places of Bhojpur and Panchthar districts.
Police said public offence case will be filed against them and will be kept in police custody until the completion of second phase of local level elections slated for June 28.
Jeevan Rai and Man Bahadur Rai, who were arrested from Yangpang two weeks ago, have also been kept at the Bhojpur District Police Office.
Former Chairman of Wastim VDC, Jeevan was an active cadre of Maoist during the decade-long insurgency.
Man Bahadur was apprehended while he was replacing the signboard of a government office with another signboard writing ‘Janaganatantra Nepal’, Inspector Kaji Kumar Acharya of the District Police Office, Bhojpur, said.
Police said that the party’s Bhojpur In-charge Laxmi Tamang Gyanu was arrested from Khawa Village Council on Saturday.
She has been kept at the District Police Office by extending the remand.
Four persons including Maoist district In-charge Arjun Acharya were detained from Panchthar a week ago.
According to DSP Nakul Pokharel of the District Police Office, Panchthar, they have been kept in police custody.
It has been learnt that all the arrestees will be released after the completion of second phase of local polls.
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Jun 19, 2017-
Two parties protesting against the local level elections—Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal—have fielded their cadres as independent candidates.
Amit Gharti and Bhakta Bahadur Gharti have filed nominations for the Thawang Village Council chair while the CPN has forged an alliance with the Nepali Congress in the vice-chairperson’s post.
The party that has been trying to foil the local level polls nominated its candidates in all the five wards of Thawang as independents. The CPN has not been registered with the Election Commission. In the second Constituent Assembly elections, people in the whole of Thawang had refrained from voting.
CPN Spokesperson Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, however, said those who filed candidacies independently were no longer the party affiliates.
The agitating RJP-N has also filed candidacies in different parts of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Nawalparasi districts. Hundreds of RJP-N cadres filed their candidacies in Kapilvastu alone. In Kapilvastu Municipality, Ramdas Gupta registered his name for mayor while Basudev Prasad Kasoudhan is in the deputy mayor race.
In Rupandehi district, RJP-N cadres filed candidacies in some village councils including Samarimai, Kotaimai and Marchbari. In Samarimai, the RJP-N has 37 independent candidates including Ashok Shukla for the chief and Kama Uddin Shekh for the deputy chief.
In Nawalparasi, some RJP-N cadres filed their candidacies having been released from police custody. They had been rounded up when the party cadres came out early on Sunday to foil the nomination process.
Chinni Pasi, who was released after he insisted on filing his name, was registered for the ward chair’s post in Ramgram Municipality-9.
RJP-N General Secretary Keshav Jha said the cadres’ move was against the party policy.
A Madhesi leader said top leaders Mahantha Thakur and Rajendra Mahato, who were bent on barring other party candidates from contesting the polls, had failed to stop their own cadres.

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