Federal Alliance to picket PM residence on Tuesday

Kathmandu, May 17: The Federal Alliance, which has been on an agitation dissenting some provisions of the new constitution, has decided to picket the Prime Minister's official residence Baluwatar on Tuesday.

The Alliance had staged demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala and Hanumansthan in the capital on May 15 and 16 as part of their Singha Durbar gherao campaign.

Alliance Coordiantor Upendra Yadav told RSS that the decision was taken to encircle Prime Minister's residence Baluwatar from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm tomorrow.

Changing the form and venue of the agitation the Alliance is besieging Baluwatar after Singha Durbar.

The Alliance comprising 29 political parties has decided to picket Baluwatar so as to mount pressure on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to have their demands addressed.

The traffic system of the capital was thrown out of gear during the day today when the leaders of the political parties associated with the Alliance disrupted roads at Hanumansthan and Maitighar Mandala since 10:00 am this morning.

With the disruption of transport service, the passengers were compelled to walk long distance to reach their respective destination.

A large number of security personnel were kept on standby on the road to prevent agitators from entering into the areas surrounding Singha Durbar – the central administrative hub of the Nepal government.

The agitators had chanted slogans such as 'Let not accept regressive constitution', 'Let not leave federalism with identity' and 'implement agreements signed with agitators'.

Today's Singha Durbar gherao programme ended at 5:00 pm. RSS

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