Nepal's federal alliance announces stir

| Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 18:33
First Published |

li-government had on Monday written to the agitating parties, inviting them to the negotiating table

Kathmandu: The federal alliance or the Sanghiya Gathabandhan formed by the Madhesis and Janajati forces has announced to launch their Kathmandu-centric protests from today in order to press Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli led government to address their demands.
Upendra Yadav, chairman of Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal, who is also the coordinator of the alliance, made the announcement yesterday in capital, reports the Kathmandu Post.
The announcement comes days after agitating forces' they declined government's offer to resume talks.
Oli-government had on Monday written to the agitating parties, inviting them to the negotiating table.
The agitating parties demand redrawing provincial boundaries and amending some provisions of the constitution.
No talks have been held between the two parties since February 18, the day the government formed a political mechanism to address the agitating parties concerns.
The federal alliance comprises 27 political parties, including seven Madhesi forces, which have formed the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM).
Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said it would be monitoring the protests.

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