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Government interferes Mahato’s hunger strike; admits him at Bir Hospital


KATHMANDU: The government has intervened the hunger strike of Chairperson of Sadbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato, who had been staging hunger strike since last four days, as his health condition deteriorated.

Police forcefully hauled Mahato into an ambulance and took him to Bir Hospital from Shanti Batika. He has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

The security personnel also baton charged hundreds of party cadres who were assembled at Shanti Batika while taking Mahato to the hospital. According to doctors at the hospital, Mahato, who is also the patient of diabetes and high blood pressure, has high proportion of anticodon in his urine.

Mahato had been staging fast unto death at Shanti Batika since Tuesday putting forth various demands including declaration of the date of Constituent Assembly elections at the earliest.

Earlier, Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Prasad Poudel and Minister for Health and Population Bidhyadhar Mallik had inquired about Mahato´s health condition by visiting him at Shanti Batika. Ministers Poudel and Mallik have pledged to announce the CA poll date soon, according to party sources.

Mahato had claimed that he would not end his strike until the government announced the date for election. Mahato had handed over a 10-point memorandum on May 8 to Interim Election Government Chairman Khil Raj Regmi demanding early declaration of the CA poll date.

The memo also called for the formation of the Constituency Delimitation Commission. Other demands of the party include amendment to the Directive on Citizenship Distribution (2070), scrapping of cases against armed outfit members preparing to sit with the government on the negotiating table and establishment of an Indian currency exchange counter to discourage black marketing in IC.

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