KATHMANDU: CPN (UML) influential leader from Madhes Ram Chandra Jha finally defected the party today to join the UCPN (Maoist). Jha had been accusing the UML of not respecting the indigenous communities’ identity, especially regarding the issue of federalism.
The UML leader is likely to join the UCPN (Maoist) a function to be organized in Dhanusha on Friday.
Jha is one of the few UML leaders from the Madhes region to win the CA elections earlier.
Jha’s resignation from the UML is expected to further weaken the weak party in the Madhes region. Most of the critics and analysts charge UML as an anti-Madhesi political party.