Udayapur bomb explosion

Rs 100,000 financial assistance to injured Katuwal

Published On: March 12, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 12: Student leader Meera Katuwal, who was injured and subsequently lost her leg in the bomb explosion carried out by Biplab-led Communist Party of Nepal has received Rs 100,000 as financial assistance.

Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakash Man Singh handed over the amount collected by Nepal-US West Texas Liaison Committee to Nepal Students Union (NSU) leader Katuwal amidst a special function held in the capital.

Speaking on the occasion, NC leader Singh said it was an attack against democracy to target NC leaders and cadres involved in an election campaign. He lauded Katuwal for contributing to consolidate democratic exercise despite the fact that she herself was targeted.

A vehicle carrying NC candidate Narayan Bahadur Karki, student leader Katuwal and other NC cadres was targeted by Biplab-led Maoist cadre in Danuwarbesi area of Updayapurgadhi Rural Municipality-6 in Udayapur district on November 29, 2017 on the eve of the elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly.

“It is not good to always run for power. NC can move ahead only through the politics based on democratic norms and values,” he said, while adding that there is no alternative to the democratic process to bring transformation in the society.

On the occasion, NC leader Singh also said that the party's election committee should be formed based on the consensus reached during the Mahasamiti meeting.

Injured Katuwal thanked all friends and well-wishers who extended her help during her difficult time. “Although I had to lose my leg, I will always be working in favor of the party and the people of the country,” she said.

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