DPM Yadav threatens to quit govt

Published On: April 11, 2019 03:00 PM NPT

KHOTANG, April 11: The Deputy Prime Minister, Upendra Yadav has threatened to leave the government if it failed to fulfil the agreement it had reached with Madhesi parties on constitution amendments or institutionalize federalism, inclusion and identity.

Yadav said so in a program organized by his party, Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) in Diktel. “There are other existing issues on women, Dalit and minority groups that need to be addressed,” Yadav said. “We joined hands with the government because we believed it would resolve the issues. However, if that is not to be the case, we will leave the government when required,” he added.

The DPM’s remark comes weeks after The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) formed a five-member team to hold merger talks with the Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSFN), paving the way for formal dialogue in the merger process that was in limbo since a year and a half.

“We didn’t help to form the government. However, we’ve helped it to garner a 2/3rd majority,” Yadav said as he expressed hopes that the government would help to address existing issues.

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