Alliance meet asks for RCCC dismantling

Janakpurdham, August 21:

Supporters of seven agitating parties organised a rally in Janakpurdham today demanding the dismissal of Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC). The participants flayed the government’s decision to hike the price of petroleum products, called for the restoration of democratic rights and asked the government to respect Human Rights. The rally started from the local railway station and moved around different parts of the town, finally settling down at Janak Chowk for a street-corner meeting. Addressing the corner meet, former Member of Parliament Aanand Dhungana said the RCCC had only been formed to control the political leaders. He said that there was no significance of an unconstitutional body like RCCC.

Since all sectors of civil society are united against the authoritarian government, the ongoing agitation will be a decisive one, said Devnarayan Yadav, a central committee member of Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandi Devi). On the same occasion, leaders like Mahendra Yadav of NC-D, Yugeshwor Kapdi and Shital Shah of CPN-UML, and Laxman Singh and Kishori Shah of Janmorcha Nepal asked the government to take back its decision to increase the price of the petroleum products immediately.