Maoists call indefinite strike from May 2

KATHMANDU, APR 26 -

With the government showing no sign of giving in, the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) on Monday called for a nation wide indefinite general strike starting May 2.

As the government remained unfazed by minor agitations the party has decided to launch indefinite strike, Maoists said.

In a press meet organised in the capital today, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the movement will be centred on major towns across the nation including the capital.

“We have declared the indefinite political strike from May 2 for peace and constitution out of compulsion,” said Dahal, addressing the press meet. 

Earlier, the Maoists have announced to launch mass demonstration from May 1, the International Labour Day, to pressure the government to step down.

However, the Maoist chairman said the party will be open for dialogue and consensus even in the midst of strike.

Dahal appealed to industries, transportation and educational institutions to take the agitation as the third-agitation people’s movement and keep the institutions shut during the strike.

 

Posted on: 2010-04-26 04:05