Opposition parties hold mass demonstration in Capital (PHOTOS)

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Nine opposition parties including main opposition CPN (UML) are organizing a mass demonstration in the Capital today against the constitution amendment bill registered in the parliament by the government.

"The protest rallies are being held from various locations of the Capital," UML's Publicity Department Chief Yogesh Bhattarai told Setopati.

Bhattarai informed that the chiefs of nine opposition parties are scheduled to address the demonstration. According to him, mass demonstration will begin from 3 pm and will conclude by one and half hour.

The government on November 29 had filed the constitution amendment bill at the parliament secretariat to address the demands of Madhes-based parties. Opposition parties have been obstructing the House since the registration of the bill, demanding withdrawal of the bill.

The protest rallies have led to traffic congestion in various routes of the capital. Vehicles using the routes - Bhrikutimandap, Bhadrakali, Nagastan, Tripureshwor, Thapathali, Lagankhel, Satdobato, Koteshwar, Tinkune, Sinamangal, Old Baneshwor, Dillibazar, Putalisadak and Ratnapark are facing problems. Traffic police have also urged those using these routes to choose other alternatives for today.

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