Fringe parties to boycott Prez‚ chair of interim govt
KATHMANDU: The 34 fringe parties, including Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist, on Friday decided to boycott all the public functions attended by President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Chief Justice and Chairman of interim government Khil Raj Regmi and his cabinet colleagues. A joint meeting of the parties held at the CPN-Maoist central office in Buddhanagar this evening also decided to blockade them from entering districts, CPN-Maoist spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said.
According to Bhusal, the parties are scheduled to organise an interaction with the former lawmakers on coming Monday and hold talks with civil society champions, intellectuals and lawyers on Tuesday. “Further protest programmes would be made public in between this time,” Bhusal said adding struggle to unseat the current council will be continued. The parties have been objecting to the appointment of Chief Justice as the country’s chief executive citing that it was a ploy of the foreign forces.
22 fringe parties to burn 11-point pact in the Valley
KATHMANDU: Riled following the appointment of Khil Raj Regmi as the chair of an Interim Election Council, 22 fringes political parties led by the CPN-Maoist are unveiling further protest programmes on Friday.
Leaders talking to THT Online informed that the parties are scheduled to stage demonstration against the council by burning the 11-point pact inked by the big four political forces unilaterally to preside Chief Justice Regmi to the top job. “We are likely to burn the agreements at Shanti Batika, Lagankhel and Surya Binayak, three key cities of the Kathmandu Valley this afternoon. However, the leaders of the CPN-Maoist informed that there is no any programme of bandh today.
Police clash with anit CJ-led govt protestors
KATHMANDU, MAR 15 – Police clashed with a group of protestors who were trying to torch the agreement, signed by major four political parties, on the formation of an interim electoral council led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi in the Capital on Friday. Cadres of 19 political parties, including the CPN-Maoist and fringe parties who have been raising objection to the agreement, torched the agreement in a symbolic protest against the CJ-led government at Rantapark. Both sides pelted stones at each other during the clash. CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel among other leaders addressed the mass following the demonstration. He said the four parties signed the pact under the guidance of foreign forces and the “nationalists” won’t accept it.