Strike in consecutive second day throws life out of gear

KATHMANDU: The nationwide shutdown enforced by the Federal Democratic Front, an alliance of fringe ethnic parties led by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal has affected the normal life across the country today.

The commoners have been at the receiving end due to the strike called by another political force in the consecutive second day.

Markets, educational institutions and factories have remained closed while vehicular movement is also halted in major cities across the country.

The banda enforcers are seen in major chowks in the capital city from early this morning.  No untoward incident has been reported so far during the strike, police said.

The parties have enforced the general strike opposing the major political parties’ agreement to slash the proportional seats in the Constituent Assembly as well as demanding formation of an election government.

On Wednesday also, four political parties including CPN-Maoist, CPN (Maoist) and others had call a banda protesting the major political forces’ agreement to form the election government under the leadership of the sitting Chief Justice.

Meanwhile, the banda enforcers vandalized a vehicle belonging to the Nepal Republic Media in Lahan this morning. Banda enforcers vandalized  the van (Ko 1 Cha 5928) and smashed the window panes at Mirchaiya.