The conversations with my friends always include, "no gas, no cooking gas, no electricity, no water, no buses...the government is terrible." There has been no petro products in the area so schools, buses and ambulance are having trouble running. People are really fed up.
We thought there was a light at the end of the tunnel when the government put curfews in the area where the roads had been blocked preventing supplies to Kathamandu. Two days ago a few trucks make it to the city. The next day, all the trucks were hijacked on the way to Kathmandu by local people fed up with waiting for the products.
There are talks to settle the strikes. Unless they are settled, there is no way to have an election.