Prime Minister visiting Biratnagar after two years, security tightened
BIRATNAGAR: Top leaders including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are coming to Biratnagar today to address the state level General Assembly of the CPN (Oli faction).
After two years, Prime Minister Oli is coming to Biratnagar. The last time Prime Minister Oli came to Biratnagar to address Province 1 on 8th June 2018.
According to CPN central member Binod Dhakal, top leaders of the party including Prime Minister Oli are scheduled to address the General Assembly in Biratnagar this afternoon.
Prime Minister Oli, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Subash Nemwang, Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai and other top leaders are scheduled to address the gathering.
After the dissolution of the parliament, a General Assembly is being held for the first time in Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1 with Prime Minister Oli as the Chief Guest.
Central member Dhakal said that more than two hundred thousandd activists would participate in the public meeting held at the ground on the east side of Birat Nursing Home at Biratnagar Metropolitan City-2.
According to Central Member Dhakal, 1,500 public buses have been arranged at the local level in the main city of the state for those attending the public meeting. Besides, it is estimated that 10,000 supporters will come on motorcycles alone.
Demonstrations will be taken out from intersections of Kanchanbari, Roadshesh, Tinpaini and Hatkhola in Biratnagar for the General Assembly. After addressing the Assembly in Biratnagar, Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to return to Kathmandu at 4 PM today.
As there will be a huge crowd in the assembly, speeches of the top leaders including Oli will be shown on screens from two spots in the main square of Biratnagar. Decorations have been done on the venue for the meeting to be addressed by top leaders including the Prime Minister.
Earlier, the Dahal-Nepal faction of the CPN had held a protest rally in Biratnagar.
Security forces tightened
Security has been increased in Biratnagar after top leaders, including Prime Minister Oli, arrived as the chief guest.
In Biratnagar, security arrangements have been made by all four security agencies Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force and National Investigation. A large number of security personnel have been deployed in Biratnagar since this morning.
The presence of Nepal and Armed Police Force has been intensified in some areas. A similar number of plainclothes security personnel have also been deployed.
A Nepal Army team has been deployed in plainclothes to strengthen security arrangements. Morang Police Chief SP Santosh Khadka said that security has been tightened in and around Biratnagar.
“We have already strengthened the security arrangements,” he said.