Oppositions organizing demonstrations in valley; Dolakha fears possible clashes this afternoon

KATHMANDU: As a part of the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, the opposition parties are organizing protest rallies across the country. The opposition parties are also organizing anti-government meetings in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur today stating that unseating the present Bhattarai-led government was a must as it moved ahead with totalitarianism.

The opposition parties Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) and some other fringe parties are taking to the streets demanding Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai’s resignation.

The anti-government assemblies would be organized at the premises of Panchtale Temple in Bhaktapur and Jawalakhel in Lalitpur this afternoon. The second-rung leaders of the opposition parties are likely to address the assemblies.

The anti-government rallies are not being effective despite the opponent parties’ announcement to the protests. The opposition parties have vowed to topple the government through the demonstrations as chances of consensus with the Maoist-led government collapsed due to ruling parties’ reluctance to consensus.

Meanwhile, clashes are expected in Dolakha district today after the ruling UCPN (Maoist) and opposition parties are organizing separate demonstrations in Dolakha district at the same time today.

The UCPN (Maoist) is organizing a mass meeting at the premises of Kalinchowk Secondary School at 12:00 noon to inaugurate its second district convention while the opposition parties are also scheduled to hold a rally at the district headquarters to counter the Maoist’s mass meeting.