KATHMANDU, Feb 18: There have been protests throughout the country against the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement, saying it should not be accepted. For the last few days, the area in the capital from Maitighar to New Baneshwar has become tense due to the protests against MCC.
The sister organizations of ruling coalition partners CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (Unified Socialist) are leading the protests against MCC. They also protested by burning tires in the streets of Kathmandu on Friday afternoon.
Of the five ruling parties, the CPN (Maoist Center), CPN (Unified Socialist), People's Socialist Party Nepal, and Rastriya Janamorcha Party are in favor of approving the MCC grant agreement only after amending it, while the Nepali Congress is in favor of ratifying the MCC agreement as it is.