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100 UCPN(M) Cadre Defect With Yadav

Posted by irisbright on February 18, 2009

Matrika Yadav

Matrika Yad

This article was originally found on ekantipur.com. It was originally titled ‘100 cadres join Matrika’s fold’.

100 cadres join Matrika’s fold

Kantipur Report RAUTAHAT, Feb 15 – More than 100 leaders and activists of the Unified CPN (Maoist) defected to the CPN (Maoist) reconstituted and headed by Matrika Yadav on Saturday. The defectors include Bhojpura State Committee member Indal Rai Yadav, central committee member of the Tharuwan Mukti Morcha Palat Chaudhary and central committee member of the Madheshi Rastriya Mukti Morcha Jayram Yadav.

Regional coordinator of the Young Communist League (YCL) Surendra Sahani and YCL district office secretary Binay Patel also joined the Yadav-led outfit.

After quitting the Unified Maoist, the defectors accused the Unified CPN (Maoist) of being an anti-Madhesh party.

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UCPN(M) Leader: Yadav’s Exit Makes No Impact

Posted by irisbright on February 18, 2009

Mohan 'Kiran' Baidya

This article was originally found on ekantipur.com. It was originally titled ‘Yadav’s exit makes no difference: Baidya’.

Yadav’s exit makes no difference: Baidya

Kantipur Report KATHMANDU, Feb 15 – Senior Unified CPN (Maoist) leader Mohan Baidya Sunday said that the exit of leader Matrika Yadav does not make any difference to the party. The remarks of Baidya came in the wake of increasing possibility of the loss of Maoist grip in Madhesh with the departure of leader Yadav, who hails from southern belt Madhesh, from the party. Leader Baidya said that Yadav would be allowed to rejoin if he comes back after correcting himself, though the party purged him on discipline ground. Talking to journalists at the party headquarters in Buddhanagar today, Baidya, who is the ideologue and leads the hardliners within the party, made it clear that anyone who wants to quit the party are free to do so as there is ideological freedom in the party.

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Nepal: Gov’t Promises Reliable Electricity Within 5 Years

Posted by Sole on February 18, 2009

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)

This article appeared on Nepal News 08 Feb 2009

Amidst media reports that the 12-14 hours of daily power outage that the country is currently facing might further increase, a top government official has said that it will instead be reduced by half from February 26. Similarly, the government official also assured that the pro-longed load-shedding hours will be done away with for good in the next 5 years time.

Briefing the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Sunday morning, Secretary at the Ministry for Water Resources (MoWR) Shankar Koirala informed that the transmission line within Nepal and that linking to India (for importing electricity from India) which had been destroyed during last year’s flood will be repaired by February 19, leading to a significant reduction in the daily power cuts or load-shedding.
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