KATHMANDU, (PNA/Xinhua) — Normal life remained at standstill in Nepal’s capital and eastern part on Thursday due to the strike imposed by 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist, demanding to cancel Nov. 19 election, police said.
The protest is launched against the government and parties preparations for holding election. The alliance is creating pressure on government to cancel the election date, saying that only holding Constituent Assembly (CA) election will not guarantee constitution.
Those parties have called strike at a time when the government and political parties are making preparations in full swing to accomplish the election.
Public and private transportation are stayed off the road due to the strike, while shops, academic institutions, industries and some office pulled their shutters down fearing reprisal. Ambulances and vehicles belonging to the Red Cross, Press, diplomatic missions, and tourists’ service are allowed to ply.
Issuing a public statement, 33-party alliance said only the roundtable conference will work to end the current political deadlock facing by the country. “We urge public to actively support the strike for ensuring the roundtable conference,” the 33-party said in a statement.
The 33-party has called a series of strikes across the country.