Suresh Yadav/Mithilesh Yadav/Jitendra Jha

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Civic leaders for addressing Madhes issues before elections

Published On: December 17, 2016 07:25 AM NPT By: Suresh Yadav/Mithilesh Yadav/Jitendra Jha

JANAKPUR/ LAHAN/RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: Madhes-based political parties did not welcome the constitution promulgated on 20 September, 2015. When the entire country was rejoicing over the promulgation of the first constitution of the Republic of Nepal, people in Madhes protested it by announcing blackout. The reason was - ‘Madhes voice’ was not addressed by the constitution. Differences regarding citizenship provisions, provinces and representation issues, among others, were cited as the reasons behind the dissatisfaction. With the government still struggling to take Madhes based parties in confidence, the constitution has not been implemented yet.