Koirala’s assurance to Madhesi leaders

Girija Prashad KoiralaKathmandu, June 28 : Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has assured Madhesi leaders that their demands would be fulfilled, said Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) leader Hridayesh Tripathy.

Nepalnews quoted Tripathy as saying that PM Koirala has said that he supports their demand to include the already agreed items in the constitution amendment.

“PM Koirala also urged the Madhesi members to allow the Constituent Assembly (CA) to function smoothly,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal has termed the demand of Madheshi parties for declaring whole Terai as a single province as very feudalistic and hence objectionable, and warned against imposing it upon the people of Madhesh.

Talking at a program organized by All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the student wing of the party here Khanal said that there would be no agreement on the aforesaid demand since UML is for, as what he called, "multiple provinces".

Members of Constituent Assembly (CA) belonging to Madhesi parties on Thursday obstructed the introduction of the Fifth Amendment bill demanding that points of the Eight-point agreement be included in it. (ANI)