KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand aka Biplab has announced to stage nationwide protests against the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products. The party’s General Secretary Chand announced the protest programs in a statement issued on Thursday.
After the government increased the prices of petroleum products on Wednesday, the Chand-led CPN (Maoist) has announced a six-day nationwide protest program against the decision. The party has announced programs ranging from simple protests to Nepal Bandha (total shut-down) against the price hike.
According to the protest programs, the party plans to stage nationwide protests on Thursday, torch rallies across the country on November 12, nationwide demonstrations on November 13 from 1PM to 2PM, and a transport strike on November 14 from 10AM to 11AM. Similarly, the party plans to organize a whistle rally in the afternoon and torch rally in the evening of November 15.
The party has decided to enforce a nationwide shut-down (Nepal Bandha) on November 16 if their demands are not met.