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Nepal Congress leaders offer shoe shine services for political

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Press Trust of India Kathmandu
Nepali Congress leaders were seen offering shoe shine services to passers-by in Nepal as part of their efforts for "political cleansing", according to a media report.

Apart from the NC leaders, human rights activists and political figures also assembled for the programme.

They were urging people to take the shoe-shining as a symbolic move to cleanse malpractices and anomalies prevalent in Nepali politics, Kathmandu Post reported.

The programme was organised to mark the Martyrs' Day by the foundation of Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, a veteran NC leader and former prime minister.

NC leaders Dhanraj Gurung, Chandra Bhandari, Binod Bhattarai and Panchkhal Municipality Mayor Mahesh Kharel, among others, were seen shining the shoes of pedestrians.

"This is a symbolic step initiated to pass on the values and principles of saintly leaders like Kishun [Krishna Prasad Bhattarai]," said NC leader Binod Bhattarai.

Bhattarai said the current leaders of Nepal should learn from the lifestyle of Krishna Prasad who polished his own shoes.

More than two dozen people, who sat at Chhakubakku Park in Baneshwor, rose around Rs 30,000. Mahesh Kharel, whose brainchild the concept was, said that the fund will be spent for public service and promoting Bhattarai's ideologies.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 9:30 PM IST

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