A member of the six-member presidium of the newly formed Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), Rajendra Mahato claims his party is still keen about taking part in the second phase of local election. Yet his party has just announced to actively disrupt the second phase. Many people are left wondering what exactly the RJPN wants. Why is it not taking part in the second phase even though the two biggest Madhes-based parties are already in? And is there still a possibility of a negotiated settlement in the next few days, clearing the way for the party to take part in the second phase? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with the veteran Madhesi leader.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) General Secretary Sarbendra Nath Shukla said that amending constitution is the duty of the government and the United Democratic Madhesi Front can't speak whether it would accept any result regarding the amendment prior to the process.