Nepal’s oppositions warn of storm of agitation against Maoist-led government

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s nine opposition political parties including the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) have claimed to topple the Baburam Bhattarai-led government through the street protests.

Organizing a middle-sized mass meeting in the capital on Friday, the top guns of the opposition parties said the anti-government agitation was just a trailer. They also announced to bring new and stern programs to topple the government if the Bhattarai-led government did not quit.

They also ruled out the possibility of a Chief Justice-led election government adding that an independent judiciary should not be dragged into controversy by offering unnecessary political posts.

Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, the NC and UML prime ministerial candidate, said the Maoists were continuing the politics of violence by threatening and that will be the very cause of end of the party if it continues such practices.

Likewise, NC Sher Bahadur Deuba said the present government should be removed from power in order to hold free and fair elections to the CA.

Similarly, NC Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel accused the Maoists of not quitting the government fearing that they would be routed in the elections.

Likewise, CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal argued that the opposition parties were hitting the streets as the Maoists ignored the politics of consensus, progress and changes.

“We will bring a storm through a joint movement against the government that is attempting to impose authoritarianism by increasing anarchy and corruption,” Khanal warned.