RJPN withdraws pre-announced stir programmes

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 31, 2017-

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN)-led Sanghiya Gathabandan has called off its pre-announced protest programmes on Wednesday.

The party formed after the unification of six Madhes-based parties has cancelled its stir programmes including general strike called for Thursday and Friday and a three-day protest programmes, according to RJPN General Secretary Manish Kumar Suman.

The protest programmes were announced in protest against the second phase of local polls.

RJPN leader said that the protest programmes were cancelled for now keeping in mind the daily activities of general public and government’s decision to postpone the local level elections date.

As part of its progrest programmes, the party had decided to organise torch rallies in various districts of Tarai today.

He, however, said that a meeting of Sanghiya Gathabandan to be held at 4 pm today would approve the decision to cancel the protest programmes.

Moreover, Suman said that the party has not yet decided whether to take part in the elections or not.

The Gathabandan had decided to announce protest after the government turned a blind eye to the demands of the Madhes-based parties.

The government on Wednesday morning had decided to reschedule the second phase of local elections for June 28 in view of ongoing Ramadan festival and to bring the agitating Madhes-based parties on board the election process.

Earlier, the government had rescheduled the June 14 elections for June 23 to appease the Madhes-based parties.

Published: 31-05-2017 16:20

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