Rajbiraj, March 7

Senior leaders of Madhes-based political parties have accused the Oli-led government of being biased against Madhes and showing unwillingness to give rights to Madhesis.

Addressing a condolence meeting jointly organised by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal to mark the second death anniversary of five Madhes movement martyrs in Saptari’s Maleth today, Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut complained about the discriminatory behaviour of the federal government towards the Madhes and warned that such behaviour wouldn’t be tolerated.

“The central government has apparently ignored us despite the frequent sacrifice that the Madhes and the sons of Madhes have made for their rights. As the federal government has started robbing the provinces even of the rights entitled to them by the constitution, I hereby warn that we won’t stay quiet against this injustice,” said Raut.

Further, describing the report prepared by the government-formed probe committee and the National Human Rights Commission on the Maleth incident as full of lies, the CM said the report of the probe committee set up by the provincial government is due in a few days.

He pledged not to spare anyone found guilty. We will even go to the international court to ensure tshat the victims of Maleth incident are punished, Raut said.

“While the provincial government has already decided to provide employment to the families of martyrs, there are preparations to ensure facilities related to health and education to them,” he added.

The programme was chaired by FSF-N Saptari Chair Dinesh Kumar Yadav.

Speaking on the occasion, RJP-N leader Rajendra Mahato clarified that his party had withdrawn its support to the government keeping in view the central government’s failure to work as per the past agreement and acknowledge the sacrifice of the Madhes.

RJP-N presidium coordinator Mahendra Raya Yadav, Province 2 Social Development Minister Nawal Kishor Sah, Land Management and Agriculture Cooperatives Minister Shailendra Prasad Sah and Rajbiraj Municipality Mayor Shambhu Prasad Yadav also spoke on the occasion today.