KATHMANDU, June 21: Coordinator of President Council of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) Mahantha Thakur has met Prime Minister Sher Bahadeur Deuba on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar in order to carry out discussion on giving the nation a positive solution from the ongoing political crisis.
Thakur, who returned on Thuesday evening from a week-long visit of Terai-Mahes in view of second round local election, during the meeting urged PM Deuba to address the demands of Madhes as soon as possible.
Deuba expressed his commitments to Thakur to make some measurable efforts to address all the concerns of RJPN.
Quoting Deuba, a source said, “We need some more time. The government is sincere towards the demands of RJPN. Your political demands will be addressed soon.”
“We will do all we can to gather two-thirds majority in favor of constitution amendment bill,” said Deuba.
Deuba also pledged Thakur that he would increase the number of local units in Province 2 after the conduction of second round of local level election.
Thakur, however, expressed his mistrust that Deub’s led government would solve the Madhes problems.
Quoting Thakur, a source said, “We want two provinces from Jhapa to Kanchanpur. But you (Deuba) are the one who is opposing the idea of delineation. How are you going to solve the problem?”
Meanwhile, Deuba requested Thakur to trust him at least for this time. Dueba added, “It the fourth time I have become the prime minister of Nepal… and perhaps the last time. Trust us. RJPN’s demands will be addressed.”
Thakur, expressing satisfaction over Deuba’s pledges, exited the meeting hall with a smile in his face.