Though Devi Prasad Regmi (55) of Sunsari currently is in the police custody, and the existing law has confirmed Regmi in custody for public offense, a number of people, who are fed up of the political instability in the country, have supported Regmi.
Thousands of comments on online news reports in support of Regmi, more than 5300 persons choose to ‘Like’ for the support link in face book, and people in USA campaign initiation to release Regmi on bail are just few examples of Regmi-turned-into-a-celebrity story in the nation. His well-wishers have termed him a ‘national hero’ and ‘celebrity’.
Nepalese all over the world have united to support Regmi. Funds from the countries like Qatar, Britain, Japan and Belgium have been raised to support and release Regmi on bail. A website under the domain of www.deviprasadregmi.info with an appeal to help Regmi, terming him a ‘representative of 30 million Nepalis’, has been hosted. It has collected more than Rs 14,000 from Regmi’s well-wishers across the globe.
Regmi is a poor farmer with a small house and a kathha of land in Bharoul. He was taken into custody by police after he slapped UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal at party’s program in Itahari.
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Starring – Raisha Mishra, Amit Aryal, Nitesh Mishra, Sagun Chhetri, Anjana Dhakal, Amit Acharya, Prajinna Raj Baniya
Story – Amit Aryal
Duration – 8.02 minutes
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