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Nepal's opposition parties announce new protest plans

 Nepal`s opposition alliance has announced new protest plans ahead of the Jan 22 deadline for drafting a new constitution, officials said Tuesday.



Kathmandu: Nepal`s opposition alliance has announced new protest plans ahead of the Jan 22 deadline for drafting a new constitution, officials said Tuesday.

The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M)-led 19-party alliance decided to intensify street protests stating that ruling parties were not ready to promulgate a new constitution with consensus among parties, Xinhua reported.

There are just 30 days to meet the Jan 22 deadline of the constitution drafting process but mistrust among the parties is escalating. 

According to officials, because of differences on federalism, form of government, judiciary and electoral system, chances of a new constitution are fading out.

The opposition parties will hold protests in 75 districts in January. 

They will go on a general strike in various parts Jan 9-13 and a nationwide strike Jan 19, three days before the statute deadline.

Though the series of talks between ruling and opposition parties has not yielded any positive result in the constitution drafting process, the opposition parties, however, would continue dialogue with the government, the opposition leaders said.

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