Statute must be rewritten: Upendra Yadav

Kathmandu, January 29

‘Blackout,’ a book written in Nepali by Naya Shakti Nepal leader Ram Rijhan Yadav was launched here today.

The 200-page book was launched by families of those who lost their loved ones in the Madhes movement and other popular movements The book contains stories of martyrs, their families and details of agreements signed with Madhesi and other forces, said author Yadav.

Addressing the programme Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav reiterated the need to rewrite Nepal’s constitution as it was full of faults and shortcomings.

He said rewriting the statute was the only way to resolve the ongoing problems.

He went on to accuse the state of extreme racism, and claimed that ‘internal colony’ was the main reason behind the Madhes crisis.

Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Party Baburam Bhattarai said that the country could be made prosperous by guaranteeing rights to the Adivasi, Janajati, Madhesi and other marginalised groups.

He said the constitution should be made acceptable to all by giving rights to the people. He likened the country to a rainbow.

Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party’s chairman Mahantha Thakur asked the government to address the demands put forth by the agitating parties.