UML MP Chaudhary quits

Kathmandu, February 15:

Dan Bahadur Chaudhary, lawmaker of the CPN-UML from Constituency No-1 of Kapilvastu district, today resigned from the parliament seat as well as the party’s general membership, according to a press statement issued today.

He handed his resignation to Deputy Speaker Chitra Lekha Yadav as Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang was out of office.

The interim parliament failed to meet the demands of Madhesi, Janajatis, Dalits and even did not recognise the 45 Madhesi people, who sacrificed their lives during the Madhesi

movement, as martyrs, Chaudhari stated in his resignation letter.

In his statement, issued at the central office of Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party in Bijuli Bazaar today, Chaudhary said he decided to quit the parliamentary seat after the interim parliament could not ensure the demands of one Tarai-Madhes, one Pradesh and refused to amend the election law despite disruption of the parliament for 43 days by the Madhesi lawmakers.

He also announced that he decided to quit from the general membership of the party and its other responsibilities.

He said he would join hands with Madhesi movement and expressed solidarity with the causes

of Madhesi movement launched for equal rights and identity of the Madhesi community.

In the general election in 1990s, Chaudhari was elected to the parliament twice — from Nepal Sadbhavana Party in 1990 and from UML in 1999, two years after joining the party.