Rajendra Mahato warns of intensifying agitation

Rautahat, December 17

Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato today warned of a decisive agitation in border areas, highways and customs offices beginning from tomorrow.

Speaking to journalists over phone in Birgunj today, Mahato claimed that agitation was the only way to establish the rights of the Madhesi people and warned of a strong, decisive, peaceful agitation effective from December 18.

He also argued that there was no point in sitting for dialogue as the government seemed reluctant about resolving Madhes issues.

“The government has done nothing other than suppress the voices of Madhesi people by using security forces though they have been agitating for the past four months. The major political parties and the government have been trying their best to foil the agitation.

Hence, there is no meaning in sitting for dialogue with the status-quoist government,” he argued. Mahato further warned of tightening the Nepal-India border points and brining vehicular movement to a grinding halt along with the closure of all government offices and highways from tomorrow.

“The protest will extend from Madhes to the hill areas and the government will be responsible for the consequences,” he argued.

He warned of pulling down the shutters of all schools if the government tried to use force against agitators.

However, he clarified that they would not disrupt the smooth supply of life-saving drugs, keeping in view the humanitarian need.