RJPN to intensify protest to disrupt election

Published On: June 11, 2017 05:22 PM NPT By: Prakash Timalsina  | @prakashujyalo

KATHMANDU, June 11: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has announced protest programs to disrupt the election process of the second phase of local level elections.

The meeting of the RJPN at its party headquarters in Kathmandu on Sunday took a decision to intensify protest programs to disrupt the elections and announced general strikes in Tarai Madhesh for four days starting from June 13.

Speaking with the media person after the meeting, coordinator of President Council of the party, Mahanta Thakur said that the government failed to address their demand of constitution amendment and increase in local level units for which, they are compelled for fresh agitation.

The RJPN decision could raise tension in Tarai Madhes districts as the period of general strike coincides with the date of filing candidacies.

RJPN announced the protest programs after the ruling coalition rejected their proposal to postpone the second phase of local elections further and amend the constitution prior to it.

Ruling coalition had also urged the RJPN to participate in the election and wait for some time for the constitution amendment as there is no environment to garner two-third majority from the parliament in favor of constitution amendment.

Statement issued by RJPN

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