KATHMANDU: Taking a cue from the dwindling support for protest programmes launched by 18 opposition parties, the CPN-Maoist today withdrew its nationwide general strike scheduled for November 25. In a press release, the party clarified that other protest programmes announced on September 5 with regard to its 70- point demand would remain unchanged.
CPN-M leader Dev Gurung said they decided to withdraw from the general strike because the context had changed and preparations were not adequate. “Strikes are strong measures that should mark the climax of a movement, which is not the case now,” Gurung said. He added that they would raise issues of their 70-point demand.