Rajbiraj, October 28
Sadbhavana Party General Secretary Manish Kumar Suman today accused the government and the ruling parties of trying to invite another disaster by seeking China’s support to ease supplies of essential commodities.
Suman also suggested to the government to solve internal problem first before seeking help from neighbours.
Speaking at a function organised in Rajbiraj, Suman accused the ruling parties of discriminating against them as their language and culture is similar to those of people in the neighbouring states of India. “Seeking support from China in a show of protest against India will invite another disaster,” warned Suman.
Stating that building deeper relations with China by shunning India would not be in the interest of the country, Suman stressed the need for settling internal problems. “Nepal and India share cordial relations for centuries.
No one should try to spoil centuries old ties between the two countries,” added Suman. Coming down heavily on the government, Suman accused the government of treating the Madhes-based parties as enemies. “The state has killed dozens of people.
More than 2,000 have been injured. But, the state is turning a deaf ear to the demands of the Madhes based parties,” claimed Suman.
He also warned of intensifying their agitation if the government fails to address their genuine demands.
Anti-China protest in Bara
BIRGUNJ: Local youths of Bara, Kalaiya, on Wednesday staged a demonstration against China, accusing it of acting against the ongoing agitation in the plains.
Describing the northern neighbour’s decision to help the country at this point a ploy to thwart the Madhes agitation, the demonstrators chanting ‘back off China’ took out a rally around town.
Beginning the rally from Kalaiya’s Bharatchowk, the youths converged at the same place after making a round of the town to hold a corner meeting.
The agitators also called China not to provide any support to the government.
A version of this article appears in print on October 29, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.