Mahato rules out possibility of polls

Rautahat, March 25

Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato has ruled out possibility of elections without amending the constitution.

Speaking at a press conference in Sarlahi district headquarters Malangawa today, Mahato warned of grave consequences if the polls were held without addressing the concerns of Madhes-based parties.

“At a time when the entire Madhes is demanding that the faulty provisions of the constitution be set aright, any attempt to ride roughshod over the feeling of the Madhesi people and hold election would be fatal,” he said.

He added that the polls could still be held on the scheduled date by amending the statute.

Further, doubting that election held by sidelining the Madhesi forces would get recognition from the international community, the Madhes-based leader also accused the government of cheating Madhes-based parties.

“We supported the government hoping that it, unlike the previous government led by UML, would address our

genuine concerns but no avail,” he said.

He also ruled out the chances of a fresh deal with the government and major parties.

“As our party is devoted to the cause of Madhes, we won’t give up until Madhes and Madhesis get what they’re seeking,” the SP leader argued.