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Political leaders losing Election speak foul, manhandle five journalists

 Candidates from different political parties losing the recent Constituent Assembly election spoke foul on journalists at a press meet in Birgunj, a city in the southern plain of Nepal, on November 24, 2013.

According to Ashok Tiwari, Editor of the Satya Sandesh daily, published from Birgunj, there was a joint press meet organized by the political leaders who lost in the November 19 election. When a local journalist Ritesh Tripathi asked them, 'Why did people need to vote for you?', a candidate from Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Prem Patel, spoke foul words on all journalists at the programme. 

Not only Patel but the candidates losing election from Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, Nepal Sadbhavana Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, Sadbhavana Party and Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party manhandled five journalists at the programme reasoning they made unusual questions.

Editor Tiwari said there were 24 journalists attending the press meet.

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