Thakur slams government, three parties

Birgunj, December 16

Chairman of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party National, one of the constituents of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, Mahantha Thakur today accused the ruling and the main opposition parties of tabling the constitution amendment and federal boundary delineation bills forcefully in the Parliament house.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Madhesi Journalists’ Society Parsa in Birgunj today, Thakur expressed ire at the government and three major parties and accused them of not implementing past agreements with Madhes-based parties.

“If this situation continues, there is no point in sitting for dialogue,” he argued.

Thakur charged that the government was not serious about addressing the concerns of the Madhesi people. “We are not against dialogue with the government but it has started ignoring us both from the streets and Parliament,” he said.

Thakur also blamed the Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa of not showing zeal to sit for dialogue but preferring to sit with Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and others.

He also warned of intensifying the stir after harvesting is over until their concerns are addressed.