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Opposition parties to organize anti-government rally in Capital; assess the preparation for protest

Kathmandu: Nine opposition parties including Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are holding the protest assembly as their show of strength on Friday.

Leaders of the nine opposition parties held a meeting at Nepali Congress Central Office Sanepa to assess their preparation for the mass meeting.

According to NC, the meeting reviewed the first phase of anti-government protest which according to it was successful. Issuing a press communiqué, NC has stated that it also entrusted the joint panel with the responsibility of all arrangements needed for the second-phase protest programme.

“A second-round protest program will be unveiled on February 11 amid a press conference, the communiqué reads which is undersigned by Dilendra Prasad Badu, the NC’s spokesperson. The parties have also requested all to join their protest assembly to be held at Khulla Manch (open air theatre) tomorrow.

The political parties have started their protest program demanding ouster of Dr. Baburam Bhattrai led government. They have been blaming Maoist for not promulgating the new constitution during the four-year long tenure of the Constituent Assembly. Maoist and other ruling parties have also announced their programs to counter such programs of opposition parties.

The opposition parties have been demanding ouster of Prime Minister Dr. Bhattrai while the ruling alliance have been insisting that Dr. Bhattrai will resign once they agree on contentious issues of the new constitution. The political parties failed to draft the new constitution during the four year long tenure of the constituent assembly.

 

 

Published Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2013 | 09:22 AM

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