No headway in talks between govt, Madhesi Front

KATHMANDU: The talks between the government and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Morcha failed to reach any conclusion on Friday also as the latter stuck to its stance and put forth redoing of provincial boundaries as its prime demand.

It was but a continuity of ending the talks without entering into agenda, quipped Upendra Yadav, the chairman of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, emerging from the meeting.

According to him, unless the provision for provincial boundaries in the Constitution was changed the issues could not be addressed. Thus this agenda should be given top priority, he said. But both the government side and the main opposition Nepali Congress, he charged, did not want to entertain this.

Prime Minister Oli and senior leaders of his party, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal, briefly took part in the meeting, while the government talks team led by Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa had held discussion with the leaders of UDMF, led by Mahantha Thakur.


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