Won’t surrender to anti-national demands, says Minister Sharma

Pyuthan, January 5

Minister for General Administration Rekha Sharma today said the government would not give in to the agitating United Democratic Madheshi Front’s anti-national demands.


“There has been delay in agreement with UDMF as the government is serious about not inking any agreement that goes against national interest,” Sharma said.

Inaugurating the third Municipal Council of Pyuthan Municipality, Sharma held that people had borne untold misery and pain due to the Tarai agitation and blockade at Nepal’s border points. “People have suffered a lot, but the government is not going to forge consensus as people don’t want any agreement against national interest,” Sharma clarified.

Stating that the government was ever ready to maintain equal ties with both neighbouring countries India and China, Sharma held that China and India, however, would not be alternatives to each other.

On the Cabinet expansion, Sharma argued that it was not necessary to make the Cabinet a jumbo one.

“Our party UCPN-Maoist is not sending any new state and assistant ministers to the Cabinet,” Sharma stated.

On the new constitution, she admitted that it had not guaranteed all rights to all people. “But, it is true that the statute has safeguarded the rights never received before,” Sharma added.