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Violent activities targeted at foiling elections will be neutralised: PM Deuba

  • PM addresses election assemblies in his home district Dadeldhura
- MOHAN BUDHAYER, DADELDHURA

Nov 19, 2017-

With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections in the offing and the number of violent activities like bomb attacks increasing rapidly, Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is in his home district Dadeldhura to canvass votes for the elections, has said that he will talk to security agencies and ensure that such violent activities are neutralised to create peaceful environment for the elections.

Speaking in a press conference organised by Press Union Dadeldhura on Sunday, PM Deuba said the security will be upped and people involved in violent activities will be booked under law.

“I condemn the incidents of attacks aimed at foiling the elections,” said Deuba, adding, “I will bring people involved in such activities under the net of legal action.”

PM Deuba said that the first thing he will do after reaching Capital is to summon a meeting of security agencies and instruct them to arrange security provisions in such a way that the elections could be conducted in a fearless environment.

He said it was the duty of the government to conduct elections peacefully within the set deadline. “The incidents of attack won’t affect election timetable,” said Deuba, “No one need to flourish doubt on timely conduction of elections; strong security measures will be adopted.”

In a different context, responding to a media query on the provincial capital of state 7, PM Deuba told journalists that he is not the one to decide on the provincial capital and it will be determined by state assembly.

He also said that there is only a slim chance that his home district Dadeldhura will be made the provincial capital of state 7.

Addressing an election campaign in Alital of the district today, PM Deuba lashed out on left block of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) that are jointly contesting in the upcoming polls. He said communist are only ‘dream seller’. He said communist are incapable of developing the country, and therefore are only selling dreams to canvass votes.

Talking about Dadelhdura’s development, PM Deuba claimed that no one could develop the district as much as he can. “I have become prime minister for four times due to your love and support,” Deuba told the public, “I have completed some of the development works and if you vote me to serve you as your leader again, I will complete the remaining development works as well.”

PM Deuba also promised to revoke the pending cases of 200 individuals facing charges related to misuse of forest in Madhes area of Dadeldhura.

PM Deuba, who arrived his home district on November 16 to canvass votes for upcoming elections, addressed election assemblies at Ajaymeru, Rupal and Jogbuda on Sunday. He has headed to Kailali from Dadeldhura today itself.

Maoist Centre politburo member enters NC

Maoist Centre proportional representation candidate for federal parliamentary election Jagat Parki has joined the Nepali Congress on Sunday.

Parki, who was a politburo member of Maoist Centre, was personally welcomed by PM Deuba in the party.

Along with Parki, over hundred of Maoist Centre leaders and cadres joined NC today.

Published: 19-11-2017 20:03

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