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Mahato threatens to blockade Capital
Jul 5, 2015-
Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato has threatened to blockade Kathmandu uprising if the demands raised by the Madhesi were not addressed in the final draft of constitution.
“We will wait until a final draft of constitution is prepared,” said Mahato, while speaking at an interaction programme in Kathmandu on Sunday. “If our demands are not addressed in it, we will quit the Constituent Assembly and lay siege to Kathmandu.”
Other Madhes-centric parties too have expressed their solidarity with the plan to quit the CA, Mahato said, claiming that powerful nations, including India, will support their cause “as they are clear that the constitution should be drafted as per the past agreements.”
Commenting on the Madhesi leaders’ visit to the Indian Embassy, Mahato said, “If Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, CPN-UML Chair KP Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal can visit Indian Embassy and Delhi, why can’t we go to the Indian Embassy?”
Published: 06-07-2015 07:49