Won't join govt if demands not addressed: Yadav

Kathmandu, July 15

Federal Alliance coordinator Upendra Yadav has said that the alliance would not join the government until their 26-point demands were addressed in the new constitution.

Yadav said so while concluding the FA’s relay hunger strike in the capital today.

The alliance had been staging relay hunger strike for the past 39 days demanding autonomous provinces in Madhes and determination of the number of provinces on the basis of population, among other things.

“The state should support our agitation as people from all walks of life have supported it. The country enter into a new cycle of conflict if our demands are not addressed.”

Similarly, Chairman of the Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party Sharat Singh Bhandari, Chairman of the Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal Bhanuram Tharu, senior leader of the Tarai-Madhes Sadbhawana Party Nepal Ram Naresh Raya, among others, clarified that their agitation would continue until the government addressed the alliance’s demands. The FA had launched relay hunger strike from June 7.