Govt has no majority from today: Upendra Yadav

KATHMANDU: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal’s Chairman Upendra Yadav has claimed that the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led coalition government did not have majority support from today.

He said the Madhesi parties have withdrawn their support to the government and served a seven-day ultimatum to the Prime Minister today.

Speaking at Rafat Sanchar in Bhaktapur today, Yadav charged that Monday’s fatal incident in Saptari was orchestrated by three major parties – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre.

He claimed that cadres of Madhesi parties were selectively shot on head in planned way.

With one more person succumbing to injuries today, the death toll in the Saptari incident has reached four.

Police had opened fired at the protesters after they clashed with police and attempted to disrupt CPN-UML's function near Rajbiraj on Monday.

Saying UDMF cadres were hit by bullets on head and chest while none was injured at all on the CPN-UML’s side, Yadav argued that this proved the Saptari incident was orchestrated.