Federal Alliance to disrupt second round polls

KATHMANDU: The Federal Alliance on Sunday announced third phase of protests to disrupt the second round of local polls scheduled for June 28.

The alliance announced stir against the second phase of local elections after a meeting held between the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, a constituent of the FA, and the ruling parties ended inconclusively today itself.

The FA announced at a press conference in the capital today that it would impose an indefinite general strike from June 24.

The alliance also put forward other protest programmes aimed at disrupting the second round of elections slated to be held in 43 districts(including Rukum and Nawalparasi) of Province 1, 2, 5 and 7.

One June 12, FA is going to organise torch rally at district headquarters and other places followed by launching a general strike in Madhes, Tharuhat, Limbuwan on June 13, 14, 15, and 16.

During the four day general strike, the FA has planned to appeal people  to boycott the polls, to padlock Election Offices and to organise demonstrations and vigils in rural municipalities, municipalities, sub metropolis and metropolis.

Organising baton rally on June 19 and obstructing election programmes and activities on June 20 are also the protest programmes which are outlined as a way to disrupt the polls.

On June 23, the FA has scheduled to organise a torch rally at all district headquarters.