KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML said its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign, which was put off for three days after the fatal incident in Saptari, will resume from Hetaunda on Friday.

The campaign had kicked off in Kakadbhitta of Jhapa, in eastern Nepal, on March 4.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on the other hand, has urged the top leadership of party to put off the campaign for some days, citing rising tension in the Tarai-Madhes region.

A meeting of the party's central secretariat, chaired by General Secretary Ishwar Pokhrel, decided to hold a gathering of party leaders and cadres in Kathmandu tomorrow to brief them about Monday's attack on party's programme in Saptari, according to a statement issued by Yogesh Bhattarai, the chief of CPN-UML's public department.

Also, the CPN-UML has decided to hold an extended meeting of the leading cadres in Province No. 2. The date, however, is yet to be fixed.

The party has condemned attack on party cadres and vandalism at party's office and cadres' properties in Tarai districts by the United Democratic Madhesi Front's cadres.

"Our party wants to warn to stop all such undemocratic and criminal activities," the statement said, urging the government to provide security to the party's cadres and offices.


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