Nepal PM condemns Lalitpur church bomb blastMay 24th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 24 (ANI): Newly elected Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar on Sunday condemned Saturday’s bomb blast at the Church of Assumption of Dhobighat in Lalitpur in which two persons were killed.
Kumar visited the blast site on Sunday, and condemned it, saying the incident was targeted at creating religious tension in the region.
He called on people of the country to maintain communal harmony, and said that such incidents could hinder the peace process.
Meanwhile, an underground Hindu outfit has claimed responsibility for the fatal strike.
The blast almost coincided with Madhav Kumar being elected Prime Minister on Saturday.Earlier, Kumar, a UML (Unified Marxist Leninist) nominee, was chosen ‘unopposed’ as the new Prime Minister of Nepal during a legislature-parliamentary session of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
He enjoys the support of 22 other parties.
Fifty six-year-old Madhav, an alumni of Bihar’s Goenka College, received the support of around 360 legislators of 22 political parties, excluding 238 legislators from Maoists and two from the Communist Party of Nepal (United).
The Unified CPN (Maoist) that stepped down from the government stayed away from election procedure, and said they would boycott the new government.
Madhav Kumar Nepal was the Deputy Prime Minister in the Nepalese government during the CPN (UML) minority government as well as the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.
Besides, Madhav campaigned for the solution of Nepal Civil War through talks and did not believe that mobilization of the army was the solution. (ANI)
- Madhav Kumar Nepal elected as Nepal's new Prime Minister - May 23, 2009
- Madhav Kumar to be sworn-in as Nepal PM today - May 25, 2009
- Madhav Kumar sworn-in as Nepal Prime Minister - May 25, 2009
- Madhav Kumar Nepal likely to win PM polls - May 23, 2009
- Nepal says Maoists must expedite constitution writing process - Apr 03, 2011
- Nepal PM won't resign unless army integration issue is settled - May 10, 2010
- Nepalese PM rules out resigning from premiership - Jun 27, 2010
- Jhalanath Khanal elected new Prime Minister of Nepal - Feb 04, 2011
- Nepal's opposition parties to hold anti-PM rally - Jun 02, 2012
- Nepal parties reach power sharing deal - May 03, 2012
- Chinese team in Nepal for talks to resolve political impasse - Sep 12, 2010
- Nepal opposition plans anti-government protest - Jun 05, 2012
- Nepal Maoists decides to unilaterally declare Constitution on May 29 - May 17, 2010
- Maoist strike paralyses normal life across Nepal - May 02, 2010
- Nepal Maoists say talks only after PM resigns - May 10, 2010
Tags: bomb blast, church bomb, communal harmony, communist party of nepal, constituent assembly, cpn maoist, deputy prime minister, election procedure, goenka college, leader of the opposition, madhav, maoists, marxist leninist, minority government, nepalese government, new prime minister, parliamentary session, peace process, prime minister of nepal, religious tension