Yadav echoes Khanal on national unity govt

KATHMANDU: Upendra Yadav, chairman, Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF), has echoed CPN-UML boss Jhala

Nath Khanal about the need to form a national unity government.

Addressing a press conference here today, Yadav said that all outstanding differences of opinion among the parties should be settled before forming the consensus government. He advised the main opposition, Unified-CPN Maoist, to put an end to seizure of land and property across the nation and not to disrupt the House in the name of upholding civilian supremacy. The MJF leader claimed that a section of disgruntled CPN-UML top brass was in talks with the Maoists to form an alternative government.

Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta, deputy leader, MJF, predicted that the UML-led coalition would not last long. He alleged that it had no relevance since it refused to pay heed to Madhes issues.

Gupta accused the Nepali Congress, the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, the Maoists and the Sadbhawana Party, Nepal, for hatching a conspiracy to weaken the MJF. He also reiterated the party’s plan to initiate the third Madhes movement soon. Gupta admitted that it was a mistake to accommodate rebel leader Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar in the party in the first place.