Maoists against Madhes drive: Yadav

BIRGUNJ: Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum chairman Upendra Yadav on Monday claimed that the UCPN-Maoist was hatching conspiracies to divide Madhes.

Speaking at a mass meet at BP garden in Birgunj Yadav said that, by declaring the autonomous states, the UCPN-Maoist had violated the agreement reached in between the erstwhile government and the Madhes based parties. He also claimed that the government was using Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and Sadbhawana Party to fulfil their interests. Yadav also criticised the government as it failed to form state restructuring commission as mentioned in the 22-point agreement earlier.

Yadav, however, revealed that a third phase of protest was necessary to implement the agreements reached with the government earlier. The party has been organising mass meets in different parts of the country to pressure the government. Yadav, however, expressed commitment that Birgunj would be the headquarters after the establishment of ‘Madhes State’.

Meanwhile, deputy chairman of the party, Jaya Prakash Gupta warned that the Madhes movement would erase CPN-UML, Nepali Congress and the UCPN-Maoist if they failed to address the demands of the Madhesi people.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the Maoists declaration of autonomous states Gupta said, “The Maoists are trying to create confrontation with our party by declaring autonomous states unilaterally.’’ He, however, hoped that the CA would equip the Madhesi people with their rights. Large numbers of cadres from Bara, Parsa and Rautahat had participated in the mass meet.