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Forum, Congress trade blows at victory rallies

- Post Report, Rautahat
Clashes break out during victory rallies taken out by the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal and the Nepali Congress in Rautahat on Sunday

Dec 11, 2017-Clashes broke out during victory rallies taken out by the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSF-N) and the Nepali Congress (NC) in Rautahat on Sunday.

In Rajpur Municipality-5, a clash erupted between the supporters of the SSF-N and the NC when the latter allegedly hurled stones at the rally participants, celebrating the victory of Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal candidate Raj Kishor Prasad Yadav, who was elected for a provincial assembly seat from Rautahat-2 ‘B’.

Police fired three warning shots and eight tear gas canisters to disperse the violent crowd.

Another clash was reported during the NC victory rally at Mansari of Isnath Municipality-8. 

Police said a violent confrontation ensued between NC supporters and the locals when one of the houses caught fire when the rally participants allegedly set off firecrackers.

The situation was calmed by security personnel present at the scene. 

The fire was also put out before it could cause further damage to the house.

Published: 11-12-2017 07:51

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