Alliance call: Take to streets on April 8

Kathmandu, March 13:

The meeting of the seven-party alliance’s taskforce today appealed to the people to participate in the joint rally to be held in the capital on April 8 and make its non-cooperation campaign against the government a success.

“The goal of the alliance is to end the autocratic monarchy and establish total democracy through revival of the dissolved House of Representatives, form an all-party government accountable to the House of Representatives, hold talks with the Maoists and an election to a constituent assembly,” read a press statement issued at the end of the taskforce meeting.

The statement adds that the alliance also aims to restructure the state and establish inclusive and total democracy to accommodate women, indigenous and nationalities communities, Madhesi community and backward region in the national development process. The alliance leaders said they would launch a series of non-cooperation programmes after the capital-centred joint rally.

According to the decision, the alliance would organise campaigns in all the districts from March 19 to 28 calling upon the people to head to Kathmandu to make the April 8 rally a success. The alliance is also scheduled to organise nationwide protest rallies against loadshedding, lack of drinking water and skyrocketing prices.

On March 30, the political parties would participate in a protest rally to be held by the Indigenous and Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee in the capital.

The agitating parties would also take part in another rally to be held by the peasants across the country on April 1.

The alliance is scheduled to hold joint rallies in Itahari, Sunsari and Narayangadh on March 31 and Chitwan on April 1 and hold nationwide protest rallies on April 6, according to the statement.