Amendment bill doesn't address our demand, says Yadav

KATHMANDU: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said that the government has done a blunder by registering the Constitution amendment bill, without fully addressing any of the demands raised by agitating parties.

The government on Tuesday evening had registered the amendment bill, proposing to change boundaries of Province 4 and 5. The bill was reportedly put forth in a bid to address concerns of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front and Federal Alliance, both led by the FSF-N.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday, leader Yadav claimed that the bill did not address the issue of five Tarai districts including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Kailali and Kanchanpur.

He further said that the bill also did not guarantee the identity-based federalism, representation by population, proportional inclusion of marginalised communities.

Moreover, the FSF-N Chairman said that the bill did not address three other key issues—citizenship, representation in the Upper House and language.