KATHMANDU, May 7: The Democratic Socialist Party has submitted an 11-point memorandum to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday.
According to Democratic Socialist Party leader Umashankar Argariya, Chairman Mahantha Thakur along with other party leaders paid a courtesy call on PM Deuba and handed him the memorandum demanding to solve the issues of people without citizenship, release of Resham Chaudhary and other party leaders who were involved in the Madhesh movement.
He said that Prime Minister Deuba expressed his commitment to pass the citizenship bill from parliament as soon as possible. He also drew the attention of the Prime Minister to make fertilizers available to the farmers immediately.
The Democratic Socialist Party has demanded PM Deuba arrange representation in local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal parliament on the basis of population, distribute equitable budget on the basis of population density, implement agreements made with United Democratic Madheshi Front in the past, control price and black market. A memorandum has been submitted demanding to give priority to Tharu, Shilpi, Dalit and Muslim and to provide land ownership certificates to those who do not have such dicuments.