NC urges government to punish guilty of Banke incident
September 14, 2019 05:43 PM NPT
By: Bipana Thapa
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has staged a demonstration in the capital on Saturday urging the government to punish those involved in attacking its Banke district President Kiran Koirala and dozen others leaders and cadres.
In the protest announced by District Operation Committee, protesters staged a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala demanded the government to take necessary actions against the guilty claiming the incident happened with the involvement of Ruling NCP.
During the attack, several people including NC's Banke President Kiran Koirala sustained serious injuries. Koirala's left hand has fractured. Around five NCP cadres entered the hall, where NC's central representative Bidya Prasad Khanal, was addressing the gathering. “They tried to disrupt our program. We tried to convince them. They instead of listening to us, attacked us,” said Koirala.
According to Sabuj Baniya, Kathmandu President Banke district President along with dozen other leaders and cadres were attacked by the ruling NCP while attending the program of NC’s National Awakening Campaign at Sitapur, Banke on Wednesday.
During the protest, the placards mentioning the failure of Oli led government were also displayed.