KATHMANDU, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's 33-party alliance led by Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has decided to protest against the first meeting of Constituent Assembly (CA) which is slated to meet on January 22, the alliance said on Friday.
The 33-party alliance had boycotted the November 19 CA elections, saying that it is impossible for the CA to draft a new constitution.
A meeting of 33 parties also decided to protest in front of CA building on January 22 which is likely to create tensions in the Nepal's capital.
"We have decided to protest with black flags and banners in front of the CA building on January 22," CPN-Maoist Secretary Dev Gurung said in a press statement.
The alliance said that CA-2 is against the "national independence" and it should be boycotted by the people. The alliance also demanded roundtable conference for drafting a new constitution, on which major parties represented in the CA disagree.
With the beginning of the new CA, parties in the CA and outside will probably be engaged in a tussle which is likely to disrupt the constitution drafting course of the Himalayan country. Enditem