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Silent parties



The major political parties are sitting by as dumb spectators despite the Maoist road blockade and closure of industries. While the ruling parties have been of no help in the government's weaknesses, the agitating parties are also just onlookers, delighted that the government is now loaded with more problems. "Although the Maoists are acting irresponsibly by calling on the road blockade, the government is equally to blame," says former deputy prime minister and UML leader, Bam Deb Gautam. Nepali Congress also blames the government for the industry closure. But the parties do not offer solutions. "Our party does not have any official view about this," says NC spokesperson, Arjun Narsingh KC. The closed industries provided revenue of Rs 5 billion per day and employed over 4,000 Nepalis.



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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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