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KC support civic protest against facilities to ex-VIPs

Chitra Bahadur KC, Chairman of Rashtriya Janamorcha Party.KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Janamorcha, Chitra Bahadur KC, has blamed that the government started to distribute pensions to politicians by providing facilities to former VIPs of the country.

Stating that the government tried to invite evils and aberrations by defining politics as a field for doing business rather than social service, KC stressed on immediate withdrawal of the decision.

KC who went to Shantibatika of Ratnapark in the capital to express solidarity to the three-day relay hunger strike launched by the Nepal Civil Society (NCS)  from Thursday to protest the government’s decision to provide state facilities to the former VIPs, said that they drew the attention of the President about the decision.

Expressing solidarity to the strike, central member of the Nepali Congress Min Bishwokarma, former chairman of the Nepal Medical Association Dr. Kedar Narsingh KC, former general secretary of the Nepal Teachers’ Organization Keshav Bhattarai, former administrator Bimal Koirala, among others, stressed that the decision of providing state facilities to former VIPs should be stopped immediately as it is controversial in itself.

The government had decided through ordinance to provide lifetime facilities of vehicles, apartment and other facilities to the six former prime ministers, 16 home ministers, 16 chief justices and four speakers.

It is said that a total of Rs. 500 million will be spent every year for the former VIPs.

Members of the NCS- Anantaraj Bhattarai, Apsara Koirala, Bishnu Kumar Giri, Sitaram Pokhrel, Govinda Dangol and Laxman Thapa under the leadership of senior vice-chairman of the NCS Umesh Mainali are participating in today’s strike. RSS

Published Date: Friday, July 27th, 2012 | 03:14 AM

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