Yadav warns of retaliation if Madhes protest suppressed

RAJBIRAJ: The Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said people would retaliate if the government tried to suppress their 'peaceful' movement in Madhes.

Speaking at a press conference organised in Saptari today, he termed a recent incident in the district in which five demonstrators were killed, a result of racist thinking.

Claiming that the proposed local level structure was impractical and wrong as there was discrimination among Madhes, hill and mountain regions, he stressed the need for amending 'faults and shortcomings' in the Constitution.

Leader Yadav ruled out the relevance of the elections as the country had entered the federal set-up.

He added that the United Democratic Madhesi Front and the Federal Alliance would obstruct the elections if they were held without their consent.

He urged the government to give an explanation to the Parliament regarding the incident of the shooting of a Nepali national by the Indian border security force personnel in Kanchanpur recently.

He added that the Constitution amendment proposal with revision should be passed to address their demands.

Leader Yadav was of the view that the relevance of their support to the incumbent government would end within seven days if their demands were not heard.