KATHMANDU: Four party meeting among Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF has taken place to address the demand of the agitating UDMF at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Friday morning.
UDMF has been threatening to quit the government and hit the streets unless the parties review its decision on 11 states as soon as possible. UDMF has been disgruntled following the major three parties’ decision to divide the country into 11 states leaving the naming and demarcating tasks with the pradesh sabhas.
It is learnt that the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) has decided to quit the government and go back with the people to launch demonstrations across the Tarai region.
UDMF is maintaining that the country should be restructured based on the report of State Restructuring Commission that has suggested to federate the country into 14 states based on the identity and economic viability.
The three big parties are set to hold talks with Upendra Yadav, negotiator of Broader Madhesi Front (BMF) later today, sources said. BMF has already announced to hit the streets across the Tarai belt in protest of the 11 states.