Nepal: Maoists Work Toward Compromise with Madhesi Parties
Posted by n3wday on January 5, 2010
This article was published on Nepal News.
Maosts, Madhesi parties agree on conditional support to statute amendment
The main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) has made a U-turn in its stance agreeing to support seventh amendment of the interim constitution on condition to reinstate Paramananda Jha as the vice president.
The close-door meeting between the Maoists and Madhesi leaders held Monday morning forged such consensus. The meeting also decided to file amendment to the bill which only allows individuals to take oath in his or her mother tongue.
The Madhes-based parties, including those in the ruling coalition, have opposed the amendment bill saying it would not reactivate Jha. According to sources, Maoist leaders sought support from the Madhes-based parties of the current ruling coalition to form Maoist-led government in exchange for their support to reinstate Jha.
Senior leaders of Sadbhawana Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party and UCPN (Maoist) attended the meeting.