Limbuwan enforces transportation strike in 9 eastern districts to prevent candidate registration
The Federal Limbuwan State Council (FLSC), which is struggling for an autonomous Limbuwan province in the east and is against the November 19 Constituent Assembly election, has imposed transportation strike in eastern parts of the country on Thursday.
Vehicular movement in nine districts of the east including Taplejung, Ilam, Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta and Panchthar has come to a grinding halt due to the strike called by FLSC to obstruct candidates from 124 political parties to register themselves as candidates at the District Election Offices today.
Both short and long route buses and other vehicles have remained off Mechi and Koshi Highways and other feeder roads fearing reprisal since early morning today due to the strike. This has caused great deal of difficulty for people travelling to their homes in eastern Nepal from other parts of the country for the upcoming Dashai festival. There are also reports that hundreds of passengers have been stranded due to the strike.
FLSC is also preparing to stage sit-in and other demonstrations in front of the District Election Offices of the nine districts to prevent candidates to register themselves as candidates. Nepalnews.com