Bajhang : Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Ganesh Thagunna is currently in Bajhang. Minister Thagunna is to address the general assembly to be organized by CPN-Bajhang at the district headquarters Chainpur.
After the split in the CPN (Maoist), the Oli faction of the CPN (Maoist) is going to hold a public meeting in Bajhang. Activists from different parts of the district are coming to the district headquarters to participate in the general assembly. Oli and Prachanda-Madhav groups of the CPN (Maoist) have been holding group programs in Bajhang.
Security has been tightened at the district headquarters Chainpur targeting the arrival of the minister. A large number of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have been deployed at Loktantrik Chowk in Chainpur. Security has been tightened as CPN-Prachanda-Madhav cadres might protest and display black flags. Before Minister Thagunna’s arrival activists from the Prachanda-Madhav group chanted slogans against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and burnt tires.
The district security committee has stated that the security has been tightened due to stipulations that there could be clashes amongst the two groups. The Prachanda-Madhav group has shown a black flag to Minister Thagunna near Bahuligad.
Stating that the dissolution of the parliament was unconstitutional, the National Youth Association Nepal District Committee and the ANNISU-WU District Committee have also shown a black flag.
Chief District Officer Kamal Raj Bhandari said that security has been tightened to prevent any clash between the cadres of both the parties.