Eight parties can resolve Terai crisis, says Khadka

Kapilvastu, January 26:

Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former minister Khum Bahadur Khadka today said that the crisis in the Terai would be resolved if the eight parties behaved more responsibly.

Addressing party activists in Taulihawa at the launch of a peace campaign, Khadka said, “Unity among the eight parties is a must.”

“The problems created by the Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha and royalists can be resolved if the eight parties behave more responsibly.”

“The nation will have to face a crisis if the constituent assembly polls are not held in a free and fair manner,” the Nepali Congress leader said, adding, “The Maoists should stop threatening people and brandishing weapons.”

He claimed that the NC and the Nepali Congress (Democratic) would unite soon to make the constituent assembly polls successful.

He added that the Maoists were still threatening activists of political parties. Speaking on the occasion, member of the interim legislature Birendra Kumar Kanaudiya accused some forces of “trying to foil the constituent assembly polls in the name of caste and religion”.

A dozen speakers addressed the programme chaired by Nepali Congress district president Sudhakar Pandey.