KATHMANDU: Lawmakers of various parties affiliated to the United Democratic Madhesi Front walked out the Parliament on Tuesday, protesting the Saptari incident and what they called the government apathy towards UDMF's demands.

As soon as Speaker Onsari Gharti started today's House meeting, the lawmakers stood up and left the House after Laxman Lal Karna of Sadbhawana Party spoke.

Karna accused the government of being insensitive towards the Saptari incident in which Madhesi people were shot dead by police. Though new ministers have been inducted to the Cabinet, according to him, the government was not concerned about the country and the people.

Karna said the government and the major parties have neglected the UDMF's demands to amend the Constitution.

Madhesi people will not accept the Local Body Restructuring Commission's report and local level elections unless the Constitution is amendment, according to him.

He asked the Speaker to take an initiative to hold talks among the political parties before announcing that the Madhesi parties were boycotting today's meeting.

(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)