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Opposition youth’s 24 hours ultimatum to government

KATHMANDU: The government’s decision to shell out Rs 20 million to climb Mount Everest has drawn widespread criticism from different quarters

. CPN-UML youth wing Youth Association Nepal (YAN) has given 24-hour ultimatum to the government to take back its decision. YAN chief Mahesh Basnet has warned to take to streets if the government fails to withdraw its decision within 24 hours. Likewise, Nepali Congress sister wing Nepal Students Union (NSU) has also condemned Friday’s decision.

The NSU decided to stage demonstration against the decision in front of Tri Chandra Campus in the Capital this afternoon. NSU Coordinator Ranjit Karna accused the government of misusing the state coffers to appease leaders in the party.

He said other struggle programmes will be declared following discussions with the sister organisations of other parties. So much so that Maoist sister organization has also criticised the government’s decision. The government had decided to provide Rs. 20 million as financial assistance to the Maoist team to scale the Mount Everest on Friday.

Published Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2012 | 05:07 PM

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