Govt delaying talks, says NSP (A)

Kathmandu, January 28:

Nepal Sadbhavana Party (A) leader Sarita Giri today criticised the government for allegedly delaying talks with the parties concerned to resolve crisis in the Terai.

“The government is procrastinating talks. This shows how discrimination is real when one talks about state and people of the Terai region,” Giri said in a statement. Saying that the government has not yet publicised the report on Nepalgunj riots, Giri alleged that the government and the Maoists were disowning the movement launched by the Terai people who are fighting against discriminatory interim statute.

Meanwhile, addressing an awareness programme on Madhesi agitation organised today at Topa of Saptari, NSP (A) central treasurer Dilip Kumar Singh stressed on the need to take part in the (Madhesi) agitation by withdrawing from the government, a RSS report from Saptari said. Central member of the party, Manish Kumar Suman, said the Madhesi agitation should be brought to height by continuing the agitation for winning the rights of the Madhesis.

President of the Nepal Yuba Manch, a sister organisation of the party, Raj Narayan Shaha demanded that the government introduce federal state and proportionate electoral system.

At the programme organised under the chairmanship of the party’s constituency No 2 president, Jageswor Raya, party district secretary Kamaluddin, NSF president Kishor Kumar Yadav, Raj Kumar Gupta, Ram Dev Mali and Ram Briksha Raya also expressed their views.