Feb. 7, Kathmandu : The opposition parties, including the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML, are all set to make the joint protest gathering successful on Friday.
A meeting of the opposition parties held at Nepali Congress’ party office on Thursday reiterated that the protest gathering against the government would be made very effective. Reasoning the present government was making headway to authoritarianism shunning the politics of consensus, the leaders said the protest programmes organized earlier throughout the country were very successful.
The gathering being held on Friday is the last programme of the first round of protest. They opposition parties said they would discuss again and make public the second round of protests on February 11.
According to Nepali Congress Spokesperson, Dilendra Badu, the meeting on Thursday reviewed the protests programmes of the first phase and found that people were informed about the foibles of the present government. “We have requested the people from various profession and class to take part and support our programme,” he said, adding that the UCPN-Maoist was floating various cards to deceive people and trying to prolong present government in many pretexts.
Similarly, UML leader Raghuji Pant said the protest programmes the oppositions parties organized were very fruitful to educate people about democracy and against government atrocities. According to him, the joint taskforce was assigned to hold talks with leadership and fix the second round of protests. Moreover, leader Pant said the meeting did not discuss about the reported proposal of the Maoists about making the Chief justice the prime minister.
The opposition parties had begun the first round of protest from Dailekh on January 19 and held the protest programmes in many parts of the country. Issuing a press release the parties have appealed to all to attend Friday protest gathering being held in Tundikhel. RSS