‘Ruling, Madhes-based parties stirring up violence in Province 2’

Rajbiraj, September 13

CPN-UML central leader Pradip Gyawali today accused the ruling Nepali Congress, CPN-MC and Madhes-centred forces of making Province 2 the centre of violence in the name of ethnic identity. He also charged that these forces were planting the seeds of conflict between the people of hills and plains.

Speaking at an interaction in Rajbiraj, Saptari today, Gyawali said the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre and Madhes-centred forces were scared of the CPN-UML as the force had emerged most powerful in the first and second phase of local level polls. “The people of Madhes should be aware of the conspiracies hatched by these forces,” said the UML leader.

He further said the election date in the province was postponed time and again as the government and ruling political parties had treated people from Province 2 as second class citizens.

“The dwellers of other provinces elected their representatives and they have already begun development activities, but the people of Province 2 have been deprived of these. The ruling forces should take responsibility for their gross negligence,” argued Gyawali.