Oppn flexes muscle in Capital; Leaders lash out at ruling Maoists
Nine political parties in the opposition spearheading nationwide anti-government protests organised a massive show of strength in the capital Kathmandu on Friday.
The opposition political parties organised protest rallies, demonstrations and a mass meeting to mark the conclusion of the first phase of nationwide protest programs organised to bring down the current UCPN (M)-led government.
NC and UML, the major parties leading the protest programmes, said that leaders and activists of various opposition parties took out protest rallies from various places in the capital to converge into a mass meeting at Khullamanch.
Top leaders of NC, UML and other opposition parties address the mass meeting calling for the ouster of the Bhattarai government.
Addressing the meeting, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala accused the ruling Maoist of not letting go of war-time mentality. He said the Maoist party should act responsibly for the sake of the country.
Similarly, UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal said that the ruling party was using the government to shield itself from the consequences of crimes it committed in the past.
Other leaders of the opposition also echoed Khanal and Koirala and criticised the ruling party for being reluctant to resolve the political deadlock.
Political parties in the opposition have been organising anti-government protests since the past one month demanding ouster of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to pave way for the formation of a national consensus government. Nepalnews.com