Tarun Dal protest to enforce pacts

Kathmandu, December 27:

Nepal Tarun Dal, affiliated with the Nepali Congress, has decided to organise rallies and mass meetings in 16 major cities of the country on Monday to pressure the government for the implementation of the NC backed nine-point agreement reached with the Prime Minister.

PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal had promised in the CA House on November 11 to implement the nine-point demands that include returning the seized properties to the rightful owners, dissolution of paramilitary wings of the Maoists, rehabilitation of displaced people, ending anarchic activities of the Maoist party and moving the peace process ahead on the basis of broadest consensus.

The government has failed to execute the agreement with the NC even after one-and-a-half months of PM’s assurance to implement them, forcing the NC to boycott four consecutive House meetings.

The protest rallies and mass meetings would be organised in Birtamod, Biratnagar, Jaleshwor, Lahan, Birgunj, Narayangarh, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Baglung, Butwal, Dang, Nepalgunj, Surkhet, Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar, said Pushpa Raj Parajuli, NTD General Secretary. “The preparation for the protest is in the final stage,” he added. Meanwhile, the NTD consulted the youth wings of all the political parties except the CPN-Maoist and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nepal) led by Kamal Thapa on Thursday to consolidate common programmes to pressure the government and the Constituent Assembly to write the new constitution within the stipulated time.

Parajuli said that the different youth wings had agreed to press concerned bodies for writing the new constitution on time.