Alliance of 33 political parties announce further protest programs

KATHMANDU: 33 political parties including the CPN-Maoist, which has been agitating against the formation of an election government under the Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi, have announced further protest programs on Sunday.

A joint meeting of the alliance, Sanghiya Gantantrik Rastriya Morcha, held in the capital made the decision to this effect. The agitation programs include public awareness, people mobilization, sit-in and picketing and general strike. The stir will run through March 28 to April 7.

As per the protest program, the party will organize corner meetings in major cities of the country on March 28, wall painting and publicity on March 29, 30 and 31, and protest assembly in major towns across the nation, and picketing of Singha Durbar in the capital and district administration offices outside the valley on April 2.

Likewise, motorcycle rallies with black flags will be organized on April 3 and corner meetings on April 4, said coordinator of Sanghiya Gantantrik Rastriya Morcha, Kishwor Kumar Biswas.

Likewise, the meeting also demanded that the Regmi-led election government should immediately stop making decisions that are likely to affect the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections. The agitating alliance has also decided to form people’s agitation coordination committees of all its constituent parties from center to district, Biswas informed.

Meanwhile, cadres of the CPN-Maoist on Sunday seized a laptop belonging to Election Office used for collecting voters´ list with photographs.

The cadres have been absconding after seizing a laptop used by the District Election Office, Palpa, for collecting voters´ list.

Some 10 cadres confiscated the laptop from the Registration Centre at Fek VDC in the district, reports quoted Shivaraj Aryal, official at the District Election Office. A team with two police personnel under the leadership of Sundar Pandey of the Office was deployed in the centre.

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