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Locals oppose Mithila division



JANAKPURDHAM: Various Janakpur-based organisations have launched protests against the UCPN-Maoist’s proposal on federalism after it left out Mithila state.

Eighteen organisations, who are part of the Mithila Struggle Committee, started their agitation yesterday by organising a two-hour-long chakkajam at Ramananda Chowk and burning the effigies of UCPN-M chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum Lokatantrik chairperson Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar.

They also submitted a memorandum to CA chairperson Subas Chandra Nembang through the Dhanusa CDO.

Lawmaker Ramchandra Jha of CPN-UML accused the leadership of major political parties of failing to address the demands

of the Madhesi people. “Even my own

party, Nepali Congress and Madhesi Morcha are apathetic towards our demands,” he reasoned, calling on all Madhesis to unite.

UCPN-M leader Roshan Janakpuri, considered to a member of the Mohan Baidhya camp, also stressed on unity among Madhesis urged people from all walks of life to join the struggle.

Parameshwor Kapadi, chairperson of Mithila State Committee, said the agitation will continue until their demands are met. He said the committee has a programme to emblazon ‘Mithila State’ on all vehicles operating from Janakpur.

The committee has said it will make public its future programmes after holding serious discussions with the local civil society and organisations.

Just two days ago, UCPN-Maoist had made public its 10-state federal model, proposing eight states in the hills and two states in the Madhes.

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