Federal Alliance to protest for 10 more days in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: Federal Alliance, the alliance of 30 parties including constituents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, has decided to protest for 10 more days in Kathmandu.

A meeting of the Alliance held this morning made the decision to this effect.

The Alliance has decided to launch phase-wise protest programmes from May 19 to 28 at 10 different places of the Kathmandu Valley.

The protest would be held at New Baneshwor, Chabahil, Ason, Basantapur, Balaju and Kalanki among other places in Kathmandu, at Mangalbazaar in Lalitpur and Nyatapol in Bhaktapur.

Similarly, the protest would be held in Birgunj on May 29 and in Pokhara on May 30.

The Alliance, which had protested for two consecutive days outside Singha Durbar, the country's main administrative centre,  and one day outside Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar, has decided to stage a demonstration at Ratna Park of the Capital today.

The Alliance had resorted to fresh protest with an aim to exert pressure on the government to address their demands.

Their demands include provisions for proportional representation and rewriting of the constitution.