HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PALPA: Nepalese Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) central chairperson Raj Kumar Lekhi today accused the President of recently being against the country's paramount issues of identity and federalism despite his role as the guardian of the nation.
Addressing a group of indigenous and Janajati leaders in Tansen, Lekhi said, “The President should correct himself when there is time, or his fate will no different from that of former monarch Gyanendra Shah.”
Further he said, statute drafted by other bodies other than the Constituent Assembly was unacceptable to them. He described his Palpa visit as a part of his nationwide campaign in the run-up for the formation of a new party that, according to him, will be announced in two weeks in view of the upcoming election.
On a different note, accusing the top leaders of major political parties for the CA dissolution, he expressed commitment for any sacrifice for it. "As Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Sushil Koirala, Jhalanath Khanal, Bijaya Kumar Gacchadar and Subas Nembang are the responsible for the CA demise, I have embarked on the nation-wide tour to expose their real nature to the people and urge them to boycott the so-called leaders," he said.
Speaking on the occasion, many other indigenous and Janajati leaders including NEFIN former central chairperson Pashang Sherpa had also put forth their views saying they were ready to pay any price for their demands of rights and identity.
Different UML and Congress leaders present at the gathering boycotted it after Lekhi's speech took an acerbic tone, criticising the President and major political parties' leaders by taking their names.