Bandh enforcers set car ablaze‚ vandalise vehicles
KATHMANDU: Half of a Corola car belonging to Chauni Museum was reduced to ashes when the bandh enforcers torched the car during the four hour bandh imposed by the 22 political parties including CPN-Maoist on Thursday. Similarly bandh enforcers have vandalised the window shields of a vehicle belonging to the Health Service Department and another in Kupondole. Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the incident.
CPN-M breathes fire over new govt deal
KATHMANDU: The CPN-Maoist has vilified the agreement on nonpartisan government inked late Wednesday night among leaders of the four main political forces to preside the judiciary head at the helm of the executive citing that such acts are intended to displace multiparty system, interim Constitution and judiciary. In a press note issued on Thursday on behalf of the party, party’s Chairman Mohan Baidhya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa bucked that Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi-led Interim Election Council and said “
“It is against the people and nation and aims to displace the Interim Constitution, multiparty system and judicial bodies.” The party, strongly demanding to scrap the agreements and decisions made so far, has reaffirmed the need to form partisan government through round table political conference. Criticising the President for his approval to the agreement, the party has urged the concerned to back from their decision warning stern protest if they fail to do so.
22 parties call strike to protest CJ-led govt
KATHMANDU , MAR 14 – Twenty-two political parties, including the CPN-Maoist and other fringe parties, have called for a nationwide strike from 12 noon till 5 in the evening on Thursday protesting against the formation of an election government under the chief justice. Normal life in the country has been hit hard due to the protests. Vehicular movement came to a halt after 12 noon as banda organisers took out demonstrations at various places in the Capital. Cadres of the parties clashed with police personnel at Panipokhari in Kathmandu during the protest.
CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel, General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa, Chairman of CPN (Maoist) Matrika Yadav were also present in the protest. CPN-Maoist Secretary Thapa said the protest will continue until the major parties roll back their decision. “Four parties’ decision is anti-national. Every nationalist should protest this decision,” said Thapa. Thapa said that it was not the person but the system they were protesting against.
Chairman of the CPN (Maoist), splinter faction of UCPN (Maoist), Matrika Yadav warned to intensify the agitaiton. “We have come to the streets and there will be no turning back. We will retaliate if we are suppressed,” said Yadav. Meanwhile in Dhangadi, cadres of the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist took out a protest rally this afternoon against the chief justice-led government. Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was sworn in as the Chairman of Interim Election Government, a post equivalent to the post of PM this morning. Twenty-two political parties had protested outside the president’s official residence in Sheetal Niwas while Regmi was administered the oath of office and secrecy today.
18 parties against govt formation
Eighteen different political parties have expressed concern over the formation of the interim election council of ministers under the leadership of the Chief Justice. A meeting of the 18 political parties held at the central office of the CPN-Maoist at Buddhanagar in Kathmandu on Thursday objected to the formation of the government despite the disapproval of the significant number of political parties, and escaping away from the case under consideration at the Supreme Court.
The meeting also concluded that the act of the four parties to amend 25 articles of the interim constitution in the name of removing difficulties was ´unconstitutional´, according to Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung. The parties will meet on Friday and finalize more programs of protest, he said. Along with the CPN-Maoist, the 18 parties include among others the CPN-ML, CPN (Unified), Rastriya Janamorcha, CPN (United), the Social Democratic Party and Nepa: party. Meanwhile, the agitating 11 students unions have released their second round of protest programmes against the decision of the government to hike public transport fare.
The protest programs to be held between March 15 to 22 includes corner meetings at educational institutions, sit-in before the TU Central Office calling for immediate FSU elections, stopping government vehicles from plying in front of the educational institutions and padlocking central, regional and district officers of the transport entrepreneurs´ associations, according to ANNFSU Secretary Rachana Khadka.
CPN-M vents fury in Nawalparasi over CJ-led govt
PARASI: CPN-Maoist Nawalparasi on Thursday staged demonstrations in different parts of the district against formation of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi-led election government. The cadres of CPN-Maoist obstructed vehicular movement for one hour waving black flags in different parts of the district.
The party led by district secretary Chittal Singh Rana came down heavily on the top leaders of big four political parties, UCPN-M, Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front for formation of CJ-led election government and handed memorandum to Chief District Officer Bed Prasad Lekhak. The memorandum states that the ongoing illegal work to sell sand, pebbles and stones to the neighboring country should be stopped. It also demands that the government should provide fertilizers and seeds to the farmers.