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Bhattarai announces city cleaning drive

Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai addressing his speech during the launch program of “New Power Formation” (Naya Shakti) campaign in Dhumbarai, Kathmandu on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Photo: Skanda Gautam/ THT

Kathmandu, March 1, 2016: Coordinator of New Force Campaign Baburam Bhattarai today announced that his party would conduct social campaigns, which would include cleaning the Kathmandu Valley, for the next two months.

In an bid to keep Kathmandu clean, the New Force Campaign would clean different parts of the Kathmandu Valley every week under Bhattarai’s leadership.

Addressing a press meet organised in the capital, leader Mumaram Khanal, a member of the Bhattarai-led party, said help desks would be set up at district-based offices of the party to help check corruption in government offices.

He said the women’s department and lawyers in the party would manage the help desks, which would receive complaints from service seekers as well as women victims of violence.

The party also decided to use and promote Nepali products and to encourage all its campaigners to use Nepali products as much as possible.

The four-day meeting of the party also decided to induct Kamala Hemchuri, Karnadhoj KC, Ganesh Rai, Chinak Kurmi, Dhruba Parajuli, Nathuram Chaudhary, Ram Rijhan Yadav, Lily Thapa, Birendra Kumar Pokhrel, Sarun Batha Magar and Sushila Sripaili as new members of the party.

The meeting also endorsed financial working procedure of the party. Leader Rameswor Khanal said the party would not accept donations of more than Rs 50,000 from individuals and more than Rs 2 million from organisations in a fiscal and would keep the records transparent.

He also said the party would not accept donations from civil servants and tainted persons.

Responding to reporter’s query, Bhattarai said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s India visit could not bring any positive change in the country.