RJP-N says protests onRastriya Janata Party-Nepal leaders have said their protests will not stop even after the government decided to postpone the local elections in Province 2 until September 18.
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal leaders have said their protests will not stop even after the government decided to postpone the local elections in Province 2 until September 18.
They warned of a sterner agitation if the government did not heed their demands. Addressing a press meet at Janandolan Chowk in Saptari on Friday, RJP-N leader Mirgendra Kumar Singh Yadav said the government postponed the election without consultation.
“The RJP-N is ready to take part in the elections at any time if the government addresses the demands of Madhes,” he said.
Shekhar Kumar Singh, another leader of the party, said their agitation will continue.
RJP-N leaders have requested their cadres to obstruct the elections in other districts now that the polls have been postponed in Province 2.
Leader Manish Kumar Suman said the supporters of the newly united party would be mobilised in other districts to obstruct the polls.
14 RJP-Nepal supporters held
MORANG: Police on Friday arrested 14 leaders of the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal who were going to padlock the District Election Office in Biratnagar.
RJP-N Central Secretary Jagdish Adhikari, central members Chandra Prasad Rajbanshi, Rajeev KC, district coordinator Mo Kadir, chairmen duo Radhe Kamat and Ramananda Sah, district member Muni Karna, BP Mandal, Bijaya Das, Dana Devi Mandal, Nilam Devi Yadav and Sharadnanda Das have been held.
Following the arrests, leaders and cadres of the RJP-N have been preparing to launch protests calling for deferring the elections in the eastern Tarai districts of Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa.
SIRAHA: Supporters of the RJP-N hurled stones at a moving bus (Na 4 Kha 1440) at Golbazaar in Siraha district on Friday.
The bus was carrying police personnel. Police arrested a man on charge of vandalism.
Conspiracy to disintegrate Madhes: Yadav
JANAKPUR: Raj Kishor Yadav, a member of the RJP-N presidium, said the government’s decision to postpone the local polls in Province 2 was a ploy to disintegrate Madhes. Talking to journalists in Janakpur on Friday, Yadav said the government had tried to foil the agitation of the RJP-N.