UML to resume Mechi-Mahakali Campaign in Province 2

KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN-UML on Friday decided to resume the Mechi-Mahakali National Campaign in Province No. 2.

After the violent clash in Saptari on March 6, in which five persons were killed, the party had postponed the campaign in the eight Madhes districts including Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa.

A Central Secretariat meeting of the party held under the chairmanship of party General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel made the decision to resume the campaign in a new context, UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai informed in a statement today.

As the first activity under the campaign, the party has called a provincial cadre meeting in Bardibas of Mahottari on March 29 and 30.

Then, the party would hold district-level cadre meeting in each district of the Province No. 2 within next one week, Bhattarai's statement read.

Following the meetings, mass assemblies would be held at local and district levels, according to the statement.