CPN-UML to protest postponement of CA polls

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Kathmandu, Oct 5 (UNI) The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) today said that it will hold two protest rallies following the Government's decision to postpone the November 22 Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.

The party blamed Maoist authoritarianism and extreme leftist behavior for the cancellation, status quo and weakness in the Nepali Congress party.

The UML Valley Coordination Committee informed that the protest was announced to commemorate the achievements of the April uprising that overthrew King Gyanendra's direct rule.

The rally will begin from Ratnapark at three this afternoon, the committee informed.

It also added that the party would take strong action against the so called revolutionary activities.

Secretary of the committee Yogesh Bhattarai said that the demonstration will be in favour of the CA polls, reports Kantipur.

The student front of the party, All Nepal National Free Student's Union, is also organising a protest rally against the postponement from Minbhavan this afternoon.

Following strong differences among the seven-party, the decision to postpone the polls was taken this morning in a seven-party meeting.

The CPN-UML, Janamorcha Nepal and Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party have written notes of dissent to the agreement.

Earlier, UML leader Jhalanath Khanal had made it clear that the party was in favour of holding the elections on the scheduled date.

This is the second time the polls have been postponed.


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