KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal led faction of Nepal Communist Party has announced a general strike on Thursday.
Opposing the government’s move of administering oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed members of various constitutional bodies, the party decided to stage a general strike, according to Narayan Kaji Shrestha, spokesperson for the party faction.
At a press meet organized at Parisdanda in the capital, Shrestha maintained that their general strike will be peaceful one.
Earlier this morning, Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana administered the oath of office to almost four dozen people in various constitutional bodies in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
Following the dissolution of parliament, the newly appointed members of constitutional bodies took oath of office and secrecy without parliamentary hearing.