NC leader stresses need for non-violent agitation

Kathmandu, February 19:

Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narasingh KC on Sunday stressed the need for non-violent movement and the continuity of the current agitation.

He said this while addressing seven-party and civil society rally at Kumari Chauthe. He also said that the King’s message on the Democracy Day did not address the demands of the alliance. The meeting was also adressed by NC Dadeldhura unit president Sher Bahadur Dhant and Tarun Dal leader Dr Birendra Jhapali, a leader said.

A report from Tanahun said, former minister and central member of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Durga Shrestha, said all Nepali people should unite to resolve the present crisis of the country.

Speaking at the programme in Damauli today held to mark the Tribhuvan Jayanti and 56th Democracy Day, she killings, violence and terror would not do good to any one so all Nepalis should unite and look for peace. Since the King has called for alliance with the agitating parties several times, agitation and inflexible stand would not benefit anyone, she added.

Another report from Mahottari said, agitating political parties today held protest rallies at Jaleshwor.

Speakers, addressing a mass meeting later, said the autocratic regime fearful of the agitation killed innocent persons in Dang and Dhangadhi and urged the leaders not to give up the stir until total democracy is restored in the country.

NC formal central member, Maheshwor Prasad Singh said the municipal polls staged by the government was just a drama and that the present agitation has no alternative.

In the programme chaired by the Nepali Congress vice chairman, Surendra Prasad Singh, central member of the Janamorcha, Dip Bahadur Yonjan, central member of the Nepali Congress (Democratic), Hari Shanker Mishra, Nepali Congress district chairman Sita Ram Bhandari and president of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandidevi), Sunil Rohit also laid emphasis on intensification of ongoing agitation.

Meanwhile, the Siraha district-based leaders of the agitating parties have suggested their central leaders not to hold talks with ‘any other power’ by violating the agreement reached between the political parties.

Speaking at programme organised to pay tributes to Umesh Chandra Thapa and Hurilal Yadav, today, the leaders said the municipal polls has proved that about 80 per cent Nepali people favour the agitating political parties.