Rallies hail historic accord

Jhapa, November 9:

The district units of seven-party alliance partners and Maoists throughout the country today organised rallies to celebrate the signing of the historic agreement between the political parties and the Maoists on Wednesday.

CPN-Maoist Jhapa district committee organised a rally to hail the historic agreement.

Addressing an assembly held after the rally, president of Nepali Congress, Jhapa, Sudhir Siwakoti said Maoists should divert their attention towards nation building now. He urged Maoists to come into healthy political competition. CPN-UML district secretary, Devendra Dahal said the present victory was only partial.

CPN-Maoist district in charge, Apar, and Mechi-Koshi in charge, Meena, also addressed the gathering.

A report from Kavre said, eight political parties including Maoists staged a rally in Dhulikhel today to welcome the success of the peace talks. The rally that started from the bus park went around various parts of the city and converged into a corner assembly at Saraswati Chowk. Some 300 school children also attended the gathering.

President of NC (D) city committee, Sameer Byanju, district chairperson of ANNISU-R, DM Lama, Raghujeet Shrestha of Nepali Congress, Prabhu Krishna Shrestha of Jana Morcha Nepal addressed the gathering.

A report from Bara said Maoists took out victory rallies to welcome the success of the peace talks in the rural areas. Rallies were staged in Uttar Jhitkaiya, Pheta, Basatpur, Baghwan and Bhatauda VDCs, said, Ranjita of Maoist District Command No- 3.

Welcoming the success of the talks, a victory rally was staged in Tansen also. The rally that started from Bishal Bazaar went around various parts of the city and converged into a corner meeting at Tundikhel.

Nepali Congress district president, Rajan Prasad Pant, Kul Prasad Nepal and Narayan Aryal of CPN (UML), Tikaram Poudel and Puran KC of Jana Morcha Nepal, Madhav Nepal of Nepali Congress (D) and Netra Pandey of Maoists addressed the gathering.

Similarly, Maoists Syangja district committee staged a rally in Syangja bazaar to hail the agreement.

A report from Nuwakot said Maoists organised an assembly at Tribhuvan Trishuli Higher Secondary School in Nuwakot to celebrate the success of the peace talks.

Chairperson of Tamang Autonomous Republican Region, Hit Bahadur Tamang, Maoist district in- charge Indra Gautam, chief of district peoples’ government, Radhika Tamang addressed the gathering.

Maoists also staged a victory rally in Phidim bazar. Maoist district secretary, Akash, in-charge Raman and chairperson of ANNISU-R Ram Jawegu addressed a corner assembly that was staged after the rally at Ganatantra Chowk.

A report from Dhankuta and Gaighat said, Maoists staged victory rallies in Hile bazaar and Gaighat bazaar.