KATHMANDU: The Federal Democratic Alliance, which includes Madhesi parties also, on Tuesday served a seven-day ultimatum to the government, seeking review of the Constitution amendment bill and revocation of the decision to hold elections in local level on May 14. The FDA constituents had lent support to the Nepali Congress-Maoist alliance to form the current government in Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's premiership. Failure to meet the demands will result in the FDA's withdrawal of support to the coalition government, according to a statement issued by the FDA. The FDA leaders had held a meeting today to chalk out the FDA's strategy in the wake of death of protesters in police firing in Saptari district. The FDA demanded that the government recognised the people who lost their life as martyrs, provided compensation to the bereaved families and made arrangement for the treatment of those injured. A meeting of the FDA made public protest programme which includes a nationwide general strike in protest of yesterday's fatal police firing in Saptari. At least three persons were killed in the police action against the protesters who tried to disrupt the CPN-UML's programme, participated by the party's top leaders including former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Madhav Kumar Nepal. The UDMF  claimed one more person was killed in the incident. In protest of the incident, the UDMF called general strike in Tarai districts on Tuesday and Wednesday. READ ALSO:

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