Upendra Yadav not hopeful of resolution through task-force

BIRGUNJ: The chairman of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Upendra Yadav, said on Tuesday the Constitution Amendment Bill at the Legislature-Parliament did not bear any significance as it was necessary to correct the provincial boundaries to resolve the ongoing agitation in Tarai-Madhes region.

"The Constitution that was unilaterally promulgated cannot be implemented," he said, "Three parties (Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist) are now trying to unilaterally amend the Constitution."

He further cast his doubt over the chances of resolving the issues, which even the top leadership (of the major parties and government, and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front) could not resolve, through the task-force.

In Kathmandu, the agitating UDMF announced formation of a three-member task-force to hold talks with the three major parties' team in order to explore resolution of the Madhes crisis through constitution amendment and redoing of provincial boundaries.

Yadav was speaking at a press conference organised at the FSN-Nepal's party office in Birgunj.

Yadav condemned yesterday's fatal attack on a police official in Saptari district, and said murder should never be supported. Saying his party was not in favour of violence, the former deputy prime minister accused the government of failing to provide security to its own security personnel.


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