NSP-A leader quits party, House

Kathmandu, March 4:

Lawmaker of the interim parliament Govind Prasad Tharu who represented Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandidevi) in the parliament from Bardiya-2 quit the party and the parliament today.

“From today I have joined Tarai Madhes Democratic Party,” Tharu, a founder member of the NSP, said in a press conference at the TMDP’s party office. He blamed the NSP (A) leaders’ selfish attitude for fragmenting the party into groups. “Therefore, I have decided to quit NSP (A) to look for a better alternative,” Tharu said, adding “Aboriginal people, Dalit and other minorities of Madhes are agitating for their identity; I express my solidarity with them.”

Tharu contested the election in 1991 but was defeated by

his own brother Mangal Prasad Tharu of the NC.