3 fringe parties leave Federal Alliance

KATHMANDU: Expressing dissatisfaction over leadership of the protesting Federal Alliance, three of its constituents on Wednesday declared they left the Alliance.

Issuing a press statement today, Lok Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party-Nepal and Loktantrik Party-Nepal announced that they no longer are parts of the protesting bloc.

The Alliance, currently led by Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav, was said to have 30 parties as constituents including members of the United Democratic Madhesi Front.

The three fringe parties have accused Yadav and the UDMF of ignoring presence and agendas of other smaller parties and bargaining with the government based on their own 11-point demands.

The three parties said they would independently carry out struggles putting forth 102 demands.