Alliance marches for democracy

Pokhara/Gaur, March 11:

Demanding democracy and restoration of peace in the nation, the seven agitating parties today organised protest rallies and corner meetings in Kaski and Gaur.

Responding to the call of the Central Movement Coordination Committee, Kaski district chapters of the CPN-UML, Nepali Congress (NC), NC-Democratic, Unified Janamorcha and Left Front Nepal organised protest rallies and corner meetings in constituency numbers 2 and 3 of the district.

The corner meeting scheduled at constituency number 1 was obstructed due to rain, said Posh Nath Sharma, secretary of the NC (Kaski chapter).

The participants at the rallies chanted slogans against autocracy. The people are facing more hardships during the direct rule of the King than before, said Yadunath Pokharel of the NC, Arjun Poudel of the NC (D), Hari Prasad Lamichhane of the CPN-UML and Ganga Pokharel of the Janamorcha Nepal, while addressing a corner meeting held at the Milan Chowk of constituency number 3.

Addressing another corner meeting at the Prithvi chowk of constituency number 2, president of the Nepal Students’ Union (Kaski), Santosh Pahari, urged the participants to get ready for the decisive movement to be launched on April 8.

Demanding total democracy, agitating seven political parties staged a rally in Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat, today, a report said.

The rally, which was taken out from the BP chowk, converged into a corner meeting after passing through the main thoroughfares.

Addressing the meeting, Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar, general secretary of the CPN-Unified Marxist, said the seven-party alliance was compelled for the movement as the rulers of autocracy had acted against the welfare of the nation. The agreement reached between the Maoists and the alliance was aimed at saving the nation, he said.

“The party are trying to involve the Maoists in the peaceful movement,” he said.