In Nepal, Madhesi parties have decided to continue their protest against new constitution amendment bill and local polls. The Sanghiya Gathabandhan, an alliance of Madhesi and Janjati parties, in a press conference at Kathmandu today announced fresh protest programmes beginning from April 18.
The alliance will hold torch rallies, public meetings, demonstrations, and strikes in various parts of Nepal till May 14. As per information received, President of Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav said that protest movement will be peaceful.
Madhesi leaders had rejected new constitution amendment bill presented by the government on last Tuesday and deiced to boycott local elections scheduled on May 14.
They termed new bill insufficient to fulfil their demands. Madhesi parties are demanding constitution amendment on various issues including re-demarcation of provincial boundaries, more representation, citizenship and language before local elections.