UML leadership criticised for inefficiency at cadre meeting

CHITWAN: The CPN-UML leadership was criticised from its cadres for "ignoring" the Tarai-Madhes region.

Speaking at its national cadre meeting on Monday and Tuesday, the party cares said the UML could not play its role in solving the Madhes unrest and ending the Indo-Nepal border blockade.

The cadres from Madhes, however, were divided on demarcation of federal units in the new Constitution.

Central leaders of the party had presented four papers on contemporary issues and facilitated extensive discussions among the cadres, dividing them into nine groups.

Taking part in the discussion, the cadres accused the party of failing to carry out a campaign to end negative image of the party in the Tarai region and protect its cadres.

They also urged the party to hold talks with the protesting parties and groups on own leadership and initiative.

A lawmaker from Siraha district Dharma Nath Prasad Sah said the ongoing Madhes issue would be already solved if the party adopted a right perspective toward the region.

Politburo member Ramprit Paswan accused the party of obstructing Madhesis from ascending to the leadership.

Top leaders of the party had answered concerns of the leaders and cadres.

Meanwhile, the two-day meeting ended on Tuesday evening. The party would make decisions of the meeting public organising a press conference in Bharatpur of Chitwan tomorrow.

Around 300 party leaders and cadres had participated in the event.