Print Edition - 2015-08-12 | Nation
4 parties vow to redraw borders in 6-state model
Aug 12, 2015-
Amid growing public dissatisfaction and after three deaths of protesters, four major parties on Tuesday said they will reconsider delineation in the six-state federal model.In a joint statement, top brass of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik urged the people to call off their protest, expressing their commitment to redraw the federal states.
Three people were killed and over half a dozen injured in violence that broke out in Surkhet district and other parts of the Far West and Mid West over the proposed state borders.
“Federalism is new in Nepal. It is natural that the boundaries may invite controversy, or people may voice concerns on several aspects. But the issues will be tackled to address people’s aspirations, needs and national good,” the leaders stated.
They also urged the people to provide suggestions peacefully. They alerted the people against “the elements that are against the promulgation of the new constitution through the Constituent Assembly.”
Prime Minister and NC President Sushil Koirala, UML Chairman KP Oli, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and MJF-Loktantrik Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar signed the statement. (PR)
Published: 12-08-2015 10:45