Nepal says his party not against Madhes

Birgunj, June 29

Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal described his party as the true messiah of the Madhes.

Addressing an Eid al-Fitr wishes exchange programme organised by the party’s Metropolitan Organisation Committee here today, Nepal tried to dismiss ‘false’ charges against the party. “The Madhes-based parties are portraying us as anti-Madhes party, but let me clarify there is no party that has understood the Madhes and done as much for development here as our party,” he claimed. Nepal dwelt on his party’s participation in various movements for change in the country and said, “Rather than doing anything for or against one particular community, UML has served the entire nation,” he reasoned. “Who started the practice of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged groups with social security allowance? Who started landmark projects such as the proposed international airport in Nijgadh, fast-track road project and People Resident Programme? Didn’t these projects start during the UML government?” he asked.

National Medical College MD Basarudin Ansari rued the government decision to put off local polls in Province 2 and demanded that the elections be held as early as possible.