Govt reluctant to settle Tarai crisis: Bhandari

Rajbiraj, December 22

Rastriya Madhes Socialist Party Chairman Sharat Singh Bhandari today accused the government of not being willing to resolve the protracted agitation in the plains to offer a way out to the country.

He also alleged that the prime minister and other ministers were busy disseminating false ideals to suppress the Madhes agitation.

Speaking at a mass meeting in Rajbiraj, Bhandari accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of changing his remarks frequently. “The prime minister is not in favour of settling the Tarai crisis through dialogue and negotiation,” Bhandari said, adding, “He talks one thing to the agitators but says he will not change even a single inch of land, somewhere else.”

Bhandari likened the KP Oli-led government to a drama staged in a theatre. Stating that the government was moving ahead in an autocratic way, Bhandari held that downfall of the despotic regime was inevitable.

At the programme, Tarai Madhes National Campaign Coordinator Jay Prakash Prasad Gupta said that there was no competition between United Democratic Madheshi Front and Federal Inclusive Alliance in the plains.

Gupta argued that his alliance was ready to assist the UDMF to attain the rights to the Madhesi people.

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Republican Chairman Raj Kishor Yadav urged the UDMF to forge alliance with the Federal Inclusive Alliance.