FIMA to intensify Madhes stir

Birgunj, February 1

A meeting of the Federal Inclusive Madhesi Alliance today decided to intensify its ongoing agitation in the southern plains.

A two-day meeting of the alliance took a decision to this effect, accusing the state of being apathetic towards their demands. The alliance informed about its decision by holding a press conference in Birgunj.

“As the government is least bothered to address our demands even after six months of agitation, we don’t have any option other than to intensify our agitation.

The meeting has also decided to take initiatives to form a broader alliance comprising the United Democratic Madhes Front,” said Sarat Singh Bhandari, chairperson of the Rastriya Madhes Socialist Party, a constituent of the alliance.

Speaking at the press meeting, Coordinator of Tarai Madhes National Campaign Jaya Prakash Gupta criticised the UDMF for failing to lead the agitation. “To tell the truth, it’s due to the UDMF that the agitation has lost momentum.

So all Madhesi forces should come together to form a grand alliance,” he said.

Nepal Sadvawana Party Chair Anil Jha called for support from all to take the agitation to a logical conclusion, saying it was a struggle for equality and rights.

The alliance has also decided to make public its protest programmes in a day or two.