UML already established as anti-Madhes party: Prachanda



KAILALI, Sept 9: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has highlighted the need to continue the coalition with the party’s ruling partner Nepali Congress in future as well.

“The relation between the two ruling parties has grown even stronger. Even though we could not forge electoral alliance for the approaching third round of local level election, this coalition is being realized as a national need,” Dahal told Rishi Dhamala.

“The internal dispute within Nepali Congress affected the forging process between the two parties,” added the former Prime Minister Dhahal, who is currently in Kailali for his election campaign.

Dahal also claimed that CPN-UML Chair KP Oli’s past comments and behaviors towards Madhes and Madhesi people has literally stained the moral character of the main opposition party in Madhes. “The past humiliations have only enraged the people. UML has been established as the anti-Madhes party here in Madhes. They don’t like UML and obviously won’t waste their votes in UML,” added Dahal.

He further said that UML made a blunder by voting against the constitution amendment proposal that could have guaranteed the rights of Madhesi, Tharu and indigenous communities in constitution.

He also defended the raising of the issue of constitution amendment by the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Delhi, during his five-day state visit to India and added, “No one should go against the constitution amendment.”

“Deuba publicly announced to present the amendment proposal again because the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed interest in the matter,” he added.

Also talking to Dhamala, Federalist Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav expressed his disappointment towards the opposition UML and added that his party would not forge poll alliance with the UML in the Province 2 election.