Naya Shakti coordinator Dr Bhattarai held(with Video)

April 2, 2017

Kathmandu, April 2: Naya Shakti Nepal coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai has been detained in the course of protesting before the Election Commission in the capital today.
Other leaders and cadres of Naya Shakti and other fringe political parties arrested along with Dr Bhattarai include Vice Chairman of CPN-Revolutionary Maoist CP Gajurel and lawmaker Ganga Chaudhary. Some agitators and police were also hurt during a skirmish that followed police intervention.
The protestors were arrested for defying the order not to cross the prohibited area, police said. However, Dr Bhattarai’s personal secretary Bishwo Deep Pandey claimed that the party leaders and cadres were arrested for no apparent reason.
Naya Shakti and some other fringe political parties have been protesting against the EC’s decision to allow those parties in Parliament to use the poll symbols they have been applying but distribute news ones to those not in the parliament. Naya Shakti has demanded that it should be provided with ‘eye’ as election symbol. RSS