Minister Sapkota stresses removing misconception about statute among Madheshis

Chatuara, Dec 28: Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Agni Sapkota has argued that it is imperative that the misconception about the newly promulgated constitution among Madhesi community be dispelled.

At a programme organized at Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district to publicize new constitution, Minister Sapkota opined that the agitation being waged by various disgruntled Madhesh-centric political parties was further fuelled by the Madheshi public’s ignorance towards the national charter.

The United Democratic Madheshi Front, an alliance of dissenting Madhesh-centric parties, have been launching indefinite strike in several districts across the southern plains around four months in protest of new constitution which they claim don’t reflect their interest.

Towards this, Sapkota claimed that the new constitution promulgated after the endorsement of more than 90 per cent of then Constituent Assembly members has ensured the rights of all caste and communities, including Madheshis.

On the occasion, Local Development Officer Krishna Bahadur Shahi, former Member of Parliamentarians Krishnaraj Shrestha and Subash Karmacharya among other discussed about the new constitution in an attempt to cast additional light on it. RSS