Janamorcha opposes decentralisation

Narayangarh, March 23:

Rastriya Janamorcha Party has decided to organise protest programmes in Kathmandu from April 18 federal system.

Addressing the fifth general convention of All Nepal Women’s Association, party general secretary Dilaram Acharya said, “We are going to organise Kathmandu-centered protests, as the federal system will divide the country.” He added party cadres would participate in the protests, which would be peaceful until and unless the government tried to suppress the protests. Rastriya Janamorcha is the only party that has been openly standing against federalism.

Stating that the federal system was a failure before its implementation, he said, “People have started to talk against it.” He said the people would reject it once they become aware of its drawbacks. Central member of Tarai Madhesh Janabadi Morcha, Prabhu Shah, said, “Federal system is not necessary in Nepal,” adding, “Racial conflict had already begun in the Tarai due to the slogan of federalism.

Mahato bats for federalism

Bhairahawa: Minister for Commerce and Supplies and chairman of Sadbhabana Party Rajendra Mahato said federalism would be implemented in the country at any cost. Speaking

at a press meet organised by the Sadbhabana Party Bhairahawa, Mahato said, “The country should be restructured on the basis of geography,” adding, any other form of federalism would be unacceptable to his party.

Stating that India was positive about the institutionalisation of democracy in Nepal, he said, “Problems between the two countries should be solved through talks.”

He warned that the relations between the two countries might turn sour if problems were not solved on the basis of mutual consensus. He also blamed the parties outside the government of trying to taint the image of Madhesi parties. — HNS