Nepali opposition parties plan major anti-gov't demo in capital

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 05, 2012 12:10 hrs

-ANI): Nepali 22 opposition parties that were not represented in the dissolved Constituent Assembly Tuesday decided to organize a major "show of strength" in the capital Kathmandu on Friday (June 8) against the "unilateral" declaration of fresh CA polls by the government.

A meeting of the leaders of the 22 parties held here decided to bring in as many as 100,000 people into the anti-government rally. A mass meeting will be organized following the rally.

The meeting headed by Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Prakash Man Singh also described the government's election decision as "unconstitutional and autocratic".

According to, a meeting of the opposition parties to be held at Communist Party Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN- UML) headquarters on Wednesday will work out details of the anti- government protests, a statement issued by the NC office secretary Basanta Gautam said.

Leaders of the NC and the CPN-UML have been warning of launching street protests to topple the government if Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai refused to step down immediately. (ANI)

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