UDMF top guns meet Indian opposition leaders

All Indian leaders agree that Madhesis should get their rightful share

Kathmandu, December 7

United Democratic Madhesi Front leaders, who are in New Delhi on a visit, continued meeting political leaders of India on the second day of their tour.

Chairperson of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Upendra Yadav, Chairperson of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Mahantha Thakur, Chairperson of Sadbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato and Chairperson of Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party-Nepal Mahendra Ray Yadav today met Rajya Sabha MPs Anand Sharma (Indian National Congress) and Pavan Kumar Varma (Janata Dal-United). They also had interaction with some of India’s former ambassadors to Nepal.

They all agree that Madhesis should get their rightful share and the current problems should end through dialogue soon,” Mahato added.

UDMF leaders told Indian leaders that the current forms of agitation, including the border blockade, would continue till the Madhesis got their rights.

Mahato said Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma told them that he would discuss the concerns of Madhesi parties with Indian National Congress leaders.

Mahato said they also informed the Indian leaders and former diplomats about their key demands. Mahato said former diplomats wanted to know about their demands and how the current problems could be resolved.

The UDMF leaders are scheduled to interact with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar tomorrow.