Madhesi parties in Nepal issue 15-day ultimatum to government
The ‘Sanghiya Gathabandhana’ – an alliance of 29 Janjati and Madhes-centric parties, protesting against the new constitution –on Monday issued a 15-day ultimatum to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to register a proposal for a constitutional amendment that accommodates their demands.
Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal chairman Upendra Yadav submitted a reminder letter on the matter to Prachanda at his office in Singha Durbar on behalf of the alliance. According to a source, Yadav, while handing over the memorandum, said: “The registration of the amendment proposal won't suffice unless it accommodates our opinion. The proposal should be agreeable to us and fulfil our demands. We are ready to wait for another 15 days.”
Prachanda has assured him that he was working to register the amendment proposal in a couple of days.
The Madhes-centric parties have been carrying out a protest movement pressing for fulfilment of thair demands, especially demarcation of the provincial borders, citizenship and proportional inclusive representation based on population, among others.