Madhesis confident of govt addressing their demands

Updated:1 month ago IST

Kathmandu (Nepal), Sep 18 (ANI): Anil Kumar Jha, one of the Chairmen of the Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), is hopeful that the incumbent Nepal Communist Party-led government will address the demands made by his party regarding the rights of the Madhesi people. The RJP-N has now become the single largest party after the merger of six Madhes-based political parties that held protests in the southern plains of Nepal, demanding for an amendment in the Constitution. A previous attempt to introduce an amendment in the constitution had failed, owing to the lack of a clear two-thirds majority in the previously dissolved parliament in 2017. With the three-tier elections held simultaneously, the Nepal Communist Party has garnered a two-thirds majority, appointing K. P. Sharma Oli as the first Prime Minister of federal Nepal. The RJP-N is planning to hold a protest on September 19, the Constitution Day. On Wednesday, Nepal celebrating the third anniversary of its lately promulgated constitution, the enactment of which stirred violent protests in the southern plains in 2015, leading to the deaths of around 100 people.

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