Nepal Maoists isolated as key partner begins stir against Govt

The Prachanda-led Government in Nepal seemed isolated as a key partner in Nepal’s coalition on Saturday stepped-up pressure on the Maoists...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kathmandu | Published:March 29, 2009 11:58 pm

The Prachanda-led Government in Nepal seemed isolated as a key partner in Nepal’s coalition on Saturday stepped-up pressure on the Maoists with a nationwide stir,demanding that the former rebels rein in its cadres accused of violence and extra-constitutional means.

CPN-UML,the second largest party in the ruling alliance,began a nationwide anti-Maoist stir,seeking immediate action against the cadres of the ultra-Left party accused of involvement in the killing of its activist.

Thousands of UML cadres took out a rally in the capital,shouting anti-Maoists slogans under the leadership of senior communist leader K.P. Sharma Oli. The agitated workers shouted “Down with Maoist terror and killings”,“Punish the murderer” and “Disband the Young Communist League”.

CPN-UML workers started their rally from from Ratnapark in central Kathmandu.

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