Nepal hopeful Tarai stir will end soon

Sarlahi, December 15

CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today said he was hopeful that the ongoing Madhes agitation would be resolved soon as both the government and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front were serious about finding an early solution to the problem.

Inaugurating the national gathering of Youth Association Nepal in Sarlahi, UML leader Nepal said, “Both the agitating parties and the government are serious about ending the crisis.”

He also said that the government and principal opposition Nepali Congress were holding talks to find an early solution to the problem.

“I am hopeful that the Madhes agitation will be resolved soon,” he said Nepal.

Stating that the government would address all the demands of the agitating parties, expect demarcation of provincial boundaries, he said, “We can sit and deliberate on the issue of demarcation later.”

He also urged the government to settle the Madhes agitation with utmost caution as other groups, including Limbuwan, have launched agitation seeking re-demarcation of provincial boundaries.

Nepal claimed that new statute had guaranteed the rights of Madhes and Madhesi community. “Ours is the most inclusive constitution in the world.

Nepal has a far progressive constitution,” Nepal said.

He also urged parties and their leaders to pass comments on the new constitution only after reading it thoroughly. “I appeal to the Madhesi people to read every clause and section and then pass a comment,” said Nepal.

He said YAN had launched the campaign to remove misconceptions and make the people aware about their rights guaranteed by the new statute.

UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel accused the Madhes-based parties of intensifying the stir in Tarai for their vested interests.

He also accused the agitating parties of holding the country a hostage of indecision.