Kathmandu: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) has called for a nationwide strike on Tuesday against the government’s hike in prices of petroleum, food and other commodities.
According to a CPN (Maoist) central source, only vehicles used by lawyers, diplomatic missions and garbage trucks will be allowed to run and all other vehicles, institutions, businesses and offices will be closed due to the ongoing agitation. The CPN (Maoist) has called on all parties affected by the recent rise in prices to support the bandh. The party has called on industrialists, businessmen, professionals as well as media persons to join the bandh on Monday.
In this context, the CPN (Maoist) has organized a nationwide city procession today as per the pre-announced program on the eve of Nepal Bandh. The city procession organized in Kathmandu started from Sundhara, passed through Juddhasadak, Khichapokhari and Asan and turned into a corner rally at Ratna Park.
Addressing the gathering, CPN (Maoist) central member Anil Sharma said that the Khichdi government led by Deuba had forced the people to revolt by increasing the prices of every commodity used by them. He called on the people of the country, including the Valley, to make this evening’s masala procession and tomorrow’s Nepal Bandh a success.