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UDMF weakened Madhes movement: FIMA

Himalayan News Service
Leaders of Federal Inclusive Madhesi Alliance in Birgunj

Leaders of the Federal Inclusive Madhesi Alliance participating in a press meet, in Birgunj, on Monday, February 1, 2016. Photo: THT

Kathmandu, February 8

The Federal Inclusive Madhesi Alliance issued a press release holding the United Democratic Madhesi Front responsible for the setback the ongoing Madhes agitation suffered recently.

The alliance said although the ongoing Madhesi agitation seemed ineffective due to UDMF’s arrogance and narrow mindedness, the Madhes agitation would, however, continue.

The alliance said it had made efforts from the very beginning of the agitation to form a grand alliance of agitating forces so as to make the agitation a success, but it failed in its efforts due to the arrogance of UDMF.

The alliance accused the UDMF of not allowing the formation of a grand alliance. “Although the UDMF is ideologically divided, there is no alternative to unity among the agitating forces,” the alliance said in its release.

The alliance announced fresh protest programmes from February 11 to 16, which includes candle light vigil in memory of those who were killed during the protests and interactions in the Tarai, Kathmandu and other parts of the country.


‘UDMF betrayed Madhes’

KATHMANDU: Coordinator of Tarai-Madhes National Campaign Jaya Prakash Gupta on Monday accused the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front of betraying the Madhesi people by withdrawing their agitation without any result.

Issuing a statement through social media, Gupta claimed that UDMF had decided to go for blockade by undermining other forms of protests.

He said the four leaders Mahantha Thakur, Rajendra Mahato, Upendra Yadav and Mahendra Yadav had ruined the sacrifice of Madhesi people.

He also accused them of becoming puppets of foreign forces instead of trusting the Madhesi people.

He said they had ignored the sacrifice of Madhesi people.

He appealed to everyone to join hands for a stern movement through a Tarai-Madhes National Campaign.

A version of this article appears in print on February 09, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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