Thawang locals welcome NC- Rolpa leadership with fanfare


Rolpa, March 19: The Nepali Congress' Rolpa leadership has received a grand welcome from the locals of Thawang, the place of origin of the decade – long Maoist insurgency.

Congress leadership entered for the first time after the insurgency in Thawang, where the presence of other political parties has been next to nothing. The NC Rolpa representatives were greeted with a musical troupe and garlands.

The locals also called on the NC leadership to take the initiative to expedite the development activities in Thawang, according to NC Rolpa President, Amarsingh Pun.  An interactive programme was also held between the local political parties' representatives and the locals for Thawang's development, it is learnt.

The NC – Rolpa is set to make public its Thawang Declaration Paper today, Nepal Press Union representative, Tej Kumari Bista said. The NC team will head to Rolpa's tourist destination of Jaljalla to study its civilization.

Thawang, which gave all the votes to incumbent Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the Constituent Assembly elections in 2008, did not vote during the second CA elections in 2013.

Congress had been holding mobile meetings outside of the Rolpa's district headquarters every five months, but this time it decided to enter Thawang. RSS

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