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Elections can’t be held without addressing Madhes issues: Yadav

Himalayan News Service
Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav, Upendra Yadav

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav speaking at a programme in Pokhariya of Parsa District, on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Photo: RSS

Birgunj, November 20

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav today said they would not allow the government to hold any election unless the demands put forth by Madhes-based parties were addressed.

Speaking to new entrants to the party at a function at Pokhariya of Parsa, Yadav said no election could be held unless the concerns of the marginalised and Madhes communities were addressed through constitution amendment.

He also warned of fresh agitation if their demands were not met.

“This time around, our agitation will not be confined to Tarai, but will spread to the hills and mountains,” said Yadav. He also accused the ruling parties of preparing to table the constitution amendment bill in the Parliament without holding consultation with them.

“There is no point in amending the constitution without first forging consensus among the parties,” he said.

The FSF-N has served a 15-day ultimatum to the government to table the constitution amendment bill in the Parliament.


A version of this article appears in print on November 21, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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