68 parties stage sit-in at Shanti Batika demanding election symbols
Apr 15, 2017-
At least 68 parties including the Naya Shakti Nepal have staged a sit-in at Shanti Batika in the Capital on Saturday demanding parties' election symbols in the elections.
Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai marked the beginning of the sit-in.
On the occasion, Bhattarai said that the peaceful struggle was initiated with the purpose to establish a full-fledged democracy in the republic era and recalled the beginning of the movement for multiparty democracy some 25-30 years from the same venue.
Other speakers at the programme also said that their agitation would continue to safeguard the democracy and against the three-party 'autocracy'.
The fringe parties have been protesting in the recent days demanding constitution amendment for providing election symbols of the concerned political parties registered in the Election Commission. RSS
Published: 15-04-2017 15:36