November 15, 2016 02:47 PM NPT
By: Madan Thakur
GAUR, Nov 15: A clash erupted between the cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and CPN-UML in front of District Development Committee (DDC) on Tuesday afternoon.
The clash ensued after UDMF leaders started protesting against the visit by UML senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.
A team of UML leaders including Nepal had reached DDC to participate in a meeting of the Constituency Infrastructure Development Program. UDMF leaders then started sloganeering against Nepal and other UML leaders. The clash erupted after UML cadres resorted to a counter sloganeering.
DSP Nabin Bhandari at District Police Office, Rautahat told Republica Online that they have arrested six UDMF cadres involved in the sloganeering to contain the clash.
The arrested are Sadhbhawana leader Yogendra Yadav, Tarai Madhes Democratic Party leader Arjun Singh, District Chairman of student wing of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Prakash Yadav and student leader Lalan Yadav among others.
According to DSP Bhandari, personnel of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) were deployed in a large number following the clash. The meeting concluded amidst a tight security, he said
UML senior leader Nepal, UML lawmaker and former minister Banshidhar Mishra, leader Kalyani Khadka, lawmakers Ram Kumar Bhattarai and Lalbabu Yadav have arrived in the district for the meeting.
Nepal is the directly-elected lawmaker from Rautahat-1.