Federalism with north-south alignment not acceptable: Minister Yadav
LAHAN, April 17: Minister for Information and Communications Rajkishor Yadav has said the delineation of provinces on the north-south alignment while federalizing the country would not be acceptable to his party at any cost.
Yadav, who is also the Acting Chairman of the Madhedi Janaadhikar Forum (Republic), arrived in his home district for the first time after he was appointed the Minister. "None of the forces could federalize the country based on the north-south alignment," he asserted.
Speaking at a function organised to release a biography of the Minister without Portfolio, Rajlal Yadav, and share greetings on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2069 BS, he warned the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) not to dream of federalizing the country connecting north and south.
Minister for Information Yadav said the talks held between the major political parties in Hattiban, Lalitpur, was positive and historical, adding the political parties have reached the understanding in principle and policy regarding the state restructuring, the electoral system, forms of governance, among other issues.
He expressed his confidence that the political parties would forge consensus within a day or two and claimed that the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) would not be an obstacle for peace and constitution writing process.
During the programme, Minister Yadav released a book on the biography of UDMF senior leader Rajlal Yadav, the Minister without Portfolio.
Similarly, speaking at an interaction organised by Reporters Club, Siraha, he said the past agreements (22, 8, and 4-point deals) signed with the UDMF should be implemented in letter and spirit.