Thursday, November 7, 2013

Government asks to foil strikes, claims to ensure smooth supplies

The chairman of the Interim Election Council Khila Raj Regmi today urged the people to foil strikes, bandh and any other anti-poll activities to ensure normal supplies of essential commodities before and during Constituent Assembly (CA) elections scheduled for November 19.
Addressing the government officials, he asked them to ensure normal supplies and transportation for the CA elections.
Urging the agitating parties not to disrupt CA election, Regmi also asked the private sector to continue their business as usual. "The transport entrepreneurs should not fear and operate their vehicles as the government will guarantee the security," he said, adding that the government will compensate the losses, if they incur any during the strike.
Likewise, the home minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire assured that the government will ensure security to maintain peace, law and order during the elections.
On the occasion, minister for Commerce and Supplies Shankar Prasad Koirala informed that the supply of daily consumable goods and petroleum products were normal across the country.
Chief Secretary Leela Mani Poudyal, the secretary at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Krishna Hari Banskota, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) president Suraj Vaidya also highlighted the cost of bandh to the economy.

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