Poll-opposing CPN-Maoist has enforced a bandh in three hilly districts in far-western part of the country on Saturday.
The strike, which has partially affected life in Bajura, Achham and Doti districts, has been imposed with a view to foil UCPN (M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s plan to participate in election canvassing in the three districts tomorrow and also deny him free movement in the districts.
CPN-Maoist Doti assistant-incharge Deependra Chalaune said that the strike was enforced as per the party’s decision to prevent UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal including top leaders of other major political parties from entering into the districts to take part in election-related activities in the run up to polls.
After unveiling his party's CA election manifesto in the capital this morning, Dahal boarded a helicopter and flew to far-west region to participate in the election campaigning there.
According to the itinerary, he is scheduled to address mass assemblies to be organised by the party in Accham and Doti tomorrow after canvassing for votes in Bajura, Dadeldhura and Kailali.
CPN-M local leaders said the party has already called a bandh in the afore mentioned districts tomorrow to force Dahal to postpone his election-related programmes there.