KATHMANDU, June 18: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) has called on all the Madhes-based political parties to form single party to push forward their cause.
A three-day central committee meeting of TMDP which concluded on Monday said the recent political developments in the country and the experiences gained during the constitution writing process have justified the need to form single united Madhesi party for identity-based federalism.
"We concluded that there should be only one political party in Madhes as per the will of Medhesi peoples," said TMDP General Secretary and Spokesperson Sarbendranath Shukla. "TMDP calls on all Madhesi parties for the formation of a single Madhesi party."
The meeting also stressed on need for an alliance of social groups comprising Madhesi, indigenous, Muslims and other marginalized communities for their common cause.
TMDP said only the CA can promulgate a new constitution by accommodating the peoples´ wills and called on all political parties to move forward with consensus to remove legal difficulties to hold the CA elections
TMDP has accused ´anti-federalist and anti-republic´ forces of being responsible for the dissolution of the CA.
The meeting also demanded the government to provide free treatments of cadres of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) who were injured during their recent protests across Tarai districts.