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Nepali PM tells security chiefs to 'stay alert'

Publication Date : 21-05-2012

 

Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has directed the security officials to stay on high alert to deal with any situation that may befall the country before May 27, the deadline day of the Constituent Assembly.

During the meeting of the Central Security Committee at PM’s residence in Baluwatar on Monday, PM Bhattarai directed this to the security chief saying that the pre-May 27 situation was likely to be unpredictable and the security agencies remain prepared to cope with the situation, PM aide Prashant Lamichhane said.

PM’s remark comes at a time when various groups and association have been organising various agitation programmes including Nepal banda to pressurize the government to fulfill their demands. The prime minister has directed to thwart any untoward things from happening. He has also directed to be cautious towards the security of media persons, human right activists, among others.

PM Bhattarai also said that the government was concerned towards the plots being hatched to sabotage the process of federalism by starting fight between various groups and ethnic groups. The premier also urged the protestors to take a concern about the hindrance in peace and constitution while organising various agitation programmes.

Home minister, chief secretary, secretaries at Home Ministry and Defence Ministry, chief of security bodies, among others, were present in the meeting.

 

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