NC leader Koirala insists UDMF presence in election


PARSA, April 6: Nepali Congress central member Dr Shekhar Koirala has warned that the nation could plunge into another conflict if the local level election was held without bringing United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) onboard.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Union, Parsa chapter in Birgunj today, leader Koirala said the election sans the participation of UDMF would be capable of triggering an ethnic war in Tarai and giving opportunity for ‘extremist forces’ to establish their influence there.

The Capital-based leaders have failed to realise the spirit of the Tarai people and their problems, he claimed.

He was of the view of ensuring the UDMF participation in the election as it, he said, could play a mediator’s role in addressing the Madhes issues.RSS