KATHMANDU: Business is as usual in Kathmandu. Shops and institutions are doing their jobs, schools have functioned and most importantly, vehicular movement has also remained unaffected at a time when Rastriya Janamukti Party led by Minister for Labour and Transport Management Malwar Singh Thapa has called a three-day bandh starting from today.
According to KP Palungwa, vice-chairman of the party, his party is organising the shutdown against anti-federalist activities. The strike will also press the government for a timely constitution, Palungwa said, adding that the constitution should guarantee ethnic federalism.
Meanwhile, Nepal police personnel have also been mobilised to prevent any untoward incidents during the imposed bandh.
So far, not any cases of vandalism and demonstrations have been informed in the capital.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has asked the minister Thapa to withdraw the bandh and warned of serious consequences if the slated programmes were not called off.
Mathabar Singh Thapa of Janamukti Party had replaced Sariti Giri of Sadbhawana Party-Anandidevi in March.
Thapa is the only Constituent Assembly(CA) member from Rastriya Janamukti Party.