Govt-Raut agreement should not be misinterpreted: FSFN Chair Yadav

Upendra Yadav, CK Raut, Government-CK Raut agreement

KATHMANDU, March 17: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chair and Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav has argued that the government, by deciding to bring CK Raut led Alliance for Independent Madhesh into mainstream politics, has become successful.

“Raut was leading a secessionist movement demanding separate Madhes. But the government brought Raut to the mainstream politics by reaching a 11-point deal,” said Yadav talking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport on Sunday.

“The government has become successful,” he added, “We should not misinterpret the agreement between Raut and the government.”

Yadav also said that government fulfilled its duty by restricting the activities of Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplav’ led Communist Party of Nepal.

“It is the government’s duty to provide security to people. Thus, the government can impose ban on any activities that are threat to nation and its people,” he added.

Raut and the government reached an 11-point agreement on March 8, a day after the Supreme Court issued a release order of Raut who had been in jail for the past four months.

After signing the agreement, Raut quit his separatist movement withdrawing his demand for separate Madhes to join national politics while acknowledging Nepal as a free and sovereign nation.

Yadav also reiterated that his party is not quitting the government. “We will continue serving people from the government,” he said.

He also opined that Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN)’s withdrawal of support from the government has no meaning at all.