Opponent parties organizing anti-govt mass meeting today

KATHMANDU: The nine opposition parties that started their anti-government agitation demonstrations from Dailekh where journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa was murdered are organizing a mass meeting in Kathmandu this afternoon.

The leaders have said that today’s mass meeting is the last program of the first phase of the anti-government demonstration. The opposition parties including the CPN (UML) and NC have been saying that hitting street was a must against the current totalitarian Baburam Bhattarai-led government.

Top leaders of the opposition parties are scheduled to address the mass meeting at Khula Manch. The parties have expected participation of as high as 100,000 people in the rally. The mass meeting would begin at 1:00 this afternoon.

Currently, The parties have been staging rallies from different nook and cranny of the town. The traffic system has been affected in major chowks.