Six-member talks team is led by Resham Chaudhary


Tharuhat-Tharuwan National Front has formed a six-member talks team led by Resham Chaudhary, who has been behind bars since the court's verdict on the Tikapur carnage.

Front's central coordinator Laxman Tharu, who has gone semi-underground following the Dipayal High Court's verdict, informed about the formation of the talk-team by holding a press conference today.

The team has Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Chuniram Chaudhary, Bina Chaudhary and Yamuna Chaudhary, besides Laxman Tharu himself, as members.

Apart from forming the panel for the talks, the front has also made public its four-point demand through the press conference. The front has also expressed its gratitude to all the people struggling to get the issues raised by the Tharuwan/ Tharuhat movement and those related to the Tikapur incident addressed.

According to Tharu, the front will appeal against the court's verdict at the Supreme Court by April 2.

"We'll launch stringent agitation against the government by coordinating with others if our demands are not addressed within a month," Tharu said, seeking to scrap all 'fake' cases related to the Tikapur incident.

When asked about the timing of the formation of the talks team, Tharu claimed the talk-team's formation didn't have to do anything with the rumours about Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal preparing to join the government.

"The cases related to the Tikapur incident don't have any bearing in making or breaking any coalition.

They are purely false cases and so must be scrapped," said Tharu.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 27, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.