Madhesi, ethnic leaders urge prez to work for consensus
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Senior leaders of Federal Democratic Forum (FDF), an alliance of two Madhesi and five indigenous parties, have urged the president to take initiatives for bringing political parties to consensus.
At a meeting with President Ram Baran Yadav at his office at Shital Niwas on Thursday, Madhesi and Indigenous leaders maintained that the president should take initiative to save the country from further crisis.
"In the capacity of the head of the state and protector of the constitution, the president must save the country from heading toward destruction," Chairman of Madhesi People´s Rights Forum (MPRF) Upendra Yadav told mediapersons after meeting with the president.
Yadav accused three major political parties -- UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML -- of holding the country hostage to indecision. "So, it´s the responsibility of the president to liberate the country from such a situation," he added.
When asked about reaction of the president over their suggestion, Yadav stated that they found the president positive.
In a bid to work for common issues of Madhesi and indigenous communities, Madhesi and ethnic leaders had formed the FDF. The alliance comprises MPRF, National Madhes Socialist Party (NMSP), Tamsaling Nepal Rastriya Dal (TNRD), Rastriya Janamukti Party, Khambuwan Swayatta Rajya Parishad, Janamukti Party Nepal and Nepal Shanti Samaj Party.