Yadav threatens to intensify agitation

Rautahat, October 26

Nepali Congress leader and lawmaker Sunil Yadav today accused the government of not being sensitive towards the prolonged Madhes agitation.

He warned of intensifying the agitation in Tarai-Madhes if the government did not take immediate steps to address the concerns of the Madhesi people.

In an interaction with party cadres at his residence at Fatuwa Harshaha on Monday, Yadav accused the government of conspiring against the Madhes-based parties and the Madhesi people.

“As many as 44 people have been killed in the agitation, which has crossed 71 days. But the government has been holding talks with the agitating Madhesi parties only as a formality.

The government has not taken any concrete steps to address their concerns,” he said.

Yadav also called the government to be sensitive towards the difficulties faced by the people due to prolonged agitation in the Tarai, which has been creating shortage of petroleum products and other essential commodities.

“The government has been reluctant to hold meaningful dialogue in the time when they should be pressing us to resolve the conflict via talks and by addressing our genuine demands,” he said.

“People across the country observed the greatest festival of Dashain amid crisis of fuel and other essentials. People are likely to face similar shortage of essentials during the upcoming Tihar and Chhath festivals.

It is high time that the government addressed the concerns of the agitating Madhes-based parties,” said Yadav.

He said the government must not hesitate to address the genuine demands of the Madhes-based parties.