Madhesi Front takes control of local level restructuring minutes

Published On: November 21, 2016 10:49 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NAWALPARASI, Nov 21: The representatives of the Madhes-based parties have taken over the control of the minutes mentioning the recommended proposal of the political parties for delineating 15 –tier local level in Nawalparasi district. 

The Madhes-based parties expressed their dissatisfaction over the proposal at the third all-party meeting held on Sunday to come up with a final solution to the local level structure. 

The major political parties were lobbying for keeping the seven municipalities intact while proposing eight village councils when the Madhes-based parties intercepted to take control over the minutes. 

The Madhesi Front had been expressing their discontent over restructuring the local level without finalizing the demarcation of the provincial borders through amendment of the constitution, but after the draft of restructuring the local level was mentioned in the minutes, the Front took control of it, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party's central member, Puran Chaudhary confirmed. 

The Front has claimed that the division of Nawalparasi district with its eastern part to be embedded into Province no 4 and western part into Province no 5 as per the constitutional provision is not clear, and has pressed with the concept that restructuring the local level in such a context is not appropriate. 

The Front, Naya Shakti Nepal, Janamukti Party, RPP Nepal and Nepal Parivar Dal among other fringe parties have also expressed their dissatisfaction. They have urged the major parties to prepare the local level restructuring draft after coming clear on the initial demarcation. RSS 

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