Thirteen student organisations affiliated to different political parties have agreed to stop their agitation against the hike in the petroleum products following assurance from Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to provide 33 percent subsidy to students and the poor people on petroleum products.
Prime Minister Bhattarai pledged the subsidy during a meeting with the leaders today.
Pradeep Poudel, former president of the Nepali Congress-affiliated Nepal Students Union (NSU), informed after the meeting that the Prime Minister also assured to set up a mechanism to ensure proper implementation of the concession to the students and the poor people.
The student organisations had been organising a series of protests in front of the colleges in Kathmandu demanding rollback on the price hike. They had enforced a general strike in the Kathmandu Valley on Jan. 25. nepalnews.com