Nationwide bandh welcomes poll date announcement, life affected badly

Nepal banda. Photo:ekantipur
Nepal banda. Photo:ekantipur

KATHMANDU, Nepal- Daily life in many parts across the country has been affected by a general strike (Nepal bandh) called by 33 agitating political parties in the leadership of Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist, Upendra Yadav-led MJF-Nepal and Ashok Rai-led Federal Socialist Party on Sunday.

Protesting the government decision to hold Constituent Assembly election on November 19, the three parties including a number of fringe parties enforced the bandh as per of their plan to foil the plans to hold the election they term as a “futile exercise”.

In capital Kathmandu, vehicles remained out of the road while shops and businesses in major market centers remain mostly closed.

Likewise, educational institutions remain closed due to the bandh in most parts of the country.

The full extent of the impact of the bandh called against the election announced as per the recommendation of the four major party-led High Level Political Commiittee is yet to be seen, however.

On Saturday, CPN-M secretary Dev Gurung challenged the government to hold the CA election by bypassing the agitating parties, warning that the nation would face serious crisis if the election were held in unilateral manner.


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