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NC and UCPN-Maoist urge government to expedite relief efforts; NC starts campaign for collecting fund


KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist and Nepali Congress (NC) have urged the government to expedite its efforts to provide relief to the flood victims in different districts in the far western region.

During his meeting with chairperson of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi, chairperson of UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the government to expedite relief and rescue works in the flood and landslide affected districts in the Mid- and Far-West regions, adding that the government should announce additional relief package of Rs 100,000 for the flood victims.

Dahal lauded the government for allocating Rs 500 million for the reconstruction of physical infrastructure including roads and drinking water projects destroyed by floods in flood-hit districts across the country. He also welcomed the decision to provide Rs 35,000 as a relief to each displaced family for the time being, but said more should be done.

Dahal also requested that the government provide compensation and relief package to the bereaved families.

Meanwhile, during the meeting with Regmi, a delegation of Nepali Congress has demanded that the government should provide relief immediately to the people of different parts of the country including Mid-Western Region and Far-Western Region, who are victimized by floods and landslides due to incessant rainfall, and accelerate the reconstruction works.

A delegation led by Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel comprising of central members Dilendra Prasad Badu, NP Saud, Badri Pandey, NC Chief Secretary Chinkaji Shrestha and student leader Bhupendra Jung Basnet urged Chairperson Regmi after visiting him at his official residence at Baluwatar to provide relief to the victims immediately and to be active in rescue operation.

Poudel said that they demanded with the government to expedite the rescue operation, construction works of damaged infrastructures and relief distribution.

He said they also demanded with the government to run relief related programs especially by working out short-term, mid-term and long-term plans as well as to implement the plans by forming a high level team.

On the occasion, Chairman Regmi said that he visited the flood- affected areas and gave word that the government would forward the works after making decisions on it by holding a cabinet meeting immediately, Poudel quoted Chairman Regmi as saying.

The NC has also decided to launch a support campaign for relief and rescue of the flood and landslide victims. A press statement issued by party President Sushil Koirala has urged all active members of the party to contribute 50 rupees each to the relief fund established by the party.

The statement further urged all interested persons to contribute money in the fund. Nepali Congress has opened an account at Nepal Bank Limited. All interested individuals can deposit money at Current Account Number 135-11-10075 at Kupandol branch of Nepal Bank Limited.

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