Parties go on with their protests

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 29:

Though the five-party agitation has so far yielded no results, the parties came out with fresh protests today. The five-party task force unveiled fresh programmes that include regular Ratna park-centered rallies and sit-ins tomorrow and the day after. The high commands of the parties are likely to address a mass gathering at Ratna Park on June 1. In this regard, the high commands are likely to hold a meeting to discuss the uniformity of speech during the meeting. "We do not want leaders to express diverse views and differences before the public," a leader said on condition of anonymity. He, however, hastened to reveal that there are chances that the meeting might be postponed "due to certain circumstances." The parties organised a sit-in protest at Ratna Park and rallies in the capital today. The rallies ended in a corner meet, which was addressed by various leaders. The leaders warned the King of severe consequences if he keeps "rigid on his stand." "The King should immediately give back the people their rights or face consequences," Pashupati Chaulagain of UML warned. NC(Democratic) also organised a protest rally and a sit-in protest at Bhotahity today.