Bring Tarai groups into mainstream: Yadav

Rajbiraj, January 18:

Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) chairman Upendra Yadav today said the armed forces in Tarai should be brought to mainstream politics.

Speaking to this daily here, he said: “Rather than suppressing them, it is necessary that the armed groups in Tarai region be brought to mainstream politics through talks at a time when the Maoists who were engaged in an armed conflict for a decade has joined mainstream politics through peaceful negotiations.”

Stating that armed groups in Tarai region are raising arms in revolt since the state has been discriminating against the Terai from the time immemorial, he said, “ The problem will not be solved if suppression is continued in the name of controlling crime and criminal activities in Tarai.”

Blaming the special task force deployed in the name of security of creating terror in Tarai and helping the Maoist-affiliated Young Communist League, he said, “ If no correction is made in the prevailing situation, a conducive atmosphere for CA polls cannot be created.”

Accusing some ruling parties of not being in the mood of holding the polls, he said, “Conspiracies are being hatched to disrupt the CA polls even in mid-April.”

He noted that the acts of releasing Rs 10 lakh to each Member of Parliament and making preparations to revive the local bodies in the present context were ridiculous. Stating that the existence of the present government ended immediately after the poll date was announced, he said, “ The provision of 601 members in the CA is another conspiracy to decrease the representatives of Madhes in the Constituent Assembly.”