Impact of general strike imposed by RJPN felt if not significantly

Published On: June 13, 2017 02:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NEPALGUNJ/MAHOTARI, June 13:  General strike imposed by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) in Terai districts has created fear among people living there though its impact has no turned significant enough to bring normal life to a complete halt yet.

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) cadres have vandalized the vehicle(Ba 12 Cha 969) with CPN-UML lawmaker Dip Narayan Shah on board along  Bardibas-Aurahi-Jaleswor road stretch on Tuesday morning.

RJPN cadres attacked Shah describing him as anti-Madhesi people.

However, Shah managed to survive the attack by running way along an alternative route leading to Bardibas, according to Area Police Office , Bardibas.

He is staying in the Area Police Office, Bardibas for safety reason.  Likewise, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal(RJPN) cadre has thrown a stone at the vehicle (Ba 14 Chha 1347) belonging to Dr Suresh Kumar Kanodiya, Nepali Congress mayoral candidate for Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City.

RJPN cadre threw a stone at the vehicle en route to the residence of Dr Kanodiya at 8: 10 am today morning.

“The glass window  has been broken”, Tek Prasad Rai,SP at District Police Office, Nepalgunj told Republica Online.

The police have arrested Lalit Kumar Rauniyar on the charge of throwing a stone at Kanodiya’s vehicle.

Kanodiya has termed the incident “insignificant one”.

RJPN has imposed a general strike in Terai regions from today in protest of the government’s indifference to their political demands. However, no significant ef fect of the imposed general strike has been noticed yet. The genereal strike they have called will last until June 16.

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