UML leader Nepal admits parties failed to make people understand federalism

RAUTAHAT: CPN-UML senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that doubts that have been expressed in Tarai-Madhes about the Constitution are natural after political parties including CPN-UML failed to make people understand federalism and delineation of federal states in a right way.

At a greeting exchange programme and tea reception organised on the occasion Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals by UML Chandrapur Town Committee and Rautahat-Kathmandu Contact Forum today, leader Nepal clarified that there was no meaning of protesting the new constitution as it incorporated special rights of Madhes.

Stating that the ongoing agitation in various districts of Tarai would be resolved through talks, he urged the agitating Madeshi leaders to come on board with a clear outline.

He argued that it was futile to decry the new Constitution claiming it did not secure rights of people of all caste and creed as it had ensured the rights for one and all Nepalis.

Leader Nepal said, "The agitation should be ended. The public had to bear the brunt of the agitation."

He said the incumbent government should assume its responsibilities with honesty and integrity.