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Maoists to launch fresh agitation to rectify President's move

Nepal's CPN-Maoist party has decided to launch a nationwide protests after parliament speaker rejected their motion against President's move to block the sacking of Army chief by former premier Prachanda.

world Updated: May 31, 2009 15:16 IST

Nepal's CPN-Maoist party has decided to launch a nationwide protests after parliament speaker rejected their motion against President's move to block the sacking of Army chief by former premier Prachanda.

The Maoists' Central Secretariat has decided to launch a fresh agitation on June 3 & 4 and to continue disrupting the Parliament proceedings to press for the acceptance of the motion.

The Maoists will stage a sit-in at all the district administration offices throughout the country on June 3 and hold rallies across the country on June 4.

The Maoists said they will hold peaceful protests and block the Parliament proceedings indefinitely unless President Yadav apologises for his move or withdraws the decision to reinstate the Army chief, Maoists sources said.

Parliament speaker Subhas Nembang had yesterday refused to allow a motion tabled by Prachanda-led party. The Speaker's decision came after almost all other political parties opposed it, terming it as unconstitutional.

They maintained that such a motion cannot be brought against the President.

Prachanda had resigned from the top post after he had differences with the President over the issue of sacking Army Chief Rukmangad Katawal.

Madhav Kumar Nepal became the Prime Minister with the backing of 22 political parties including the Nepali Congress following Prachanda's resignation.