Interview

The Madheshi parties keen to join the power : JP Gupta ( Coordinator, Tarai-Madhesh National Campaign)

Madheshi parties have participated in elections for the sake of going to power. In Province 2, they form government and its home work has already started. There is no meaning in the state to form government and center the government. In Madhes, they are ruling party and in the center they are in opposition even though they are not far from power. Even Madheshi parties play role in anti-central politics so they should not stay far from the power.

Only Congress raises genuine issue of Madhesh : Mahendra Mishra

There were a lot of conspiracies hatched against the party during the elections. I thought that there was Congress from Dhanunsha, Mahatri and other districts of the country, left parties, Madhesi parties and all other parties was enemy of Congress. All went towards the defeat of Nepali Congress.

New government should keep balance ties with both neighbors : Dr. Hari Bansa Jha

The new provincial government to be formed in Madhes should focus in agriculture because it is back bone of Madhes. Then it should develop irrigation. There is also a possibility of tourism industry in Madhes. It also needs to pay attention. Also, industrial sectors also need to be developed. Since the state government has only a few powers, it is not possible to uphold the economy.

Leader, RJP-Nepal and candidate from Saptari constituency-1 (A)

UML is known as anti-Tharu, Madhesi, indigenous and nationalist party. When we talked about rights, all the leaders of the UML accused Tharu, Dalit, Muslim, Madhesi as separatist Bihari, Dhoti. UML is the party of Khas-Arya. The UML is a single communist party of hilly people with mountainous egoism. We are in the election against the party and the leaders who are mentally against Tharu, Madhesi, dalit Muslim.

State discriminates Madhesh for its development : Upendra Yadav

The state is major responsible for the non-development of Madhesh. If the state had invested, it would have been developed. The state never thought to develop Madhesh and thus it did not invest here. If you look at the north of Madhesh, it is another place. But Madhesh looks like hell. People are forced to live in the backwardness. By facing these challenges we are now going to move the development into speed.

Country's institutionalization is my commitment : Rameshwor Ray Yadav

My commitment is to be first institutionalizing the country due to which, there is no emotionally integrated status. It is a belief that a large group is not believing that this is our nation. Creating an atmosphere to the public is the belief that the country is ours and is working for us. This is our first priority.

List of proportional representation should be corrected : Brikesh Chandra Lal

I am not satisfied with this and also not dissatisfied. Because I was not involved for select the name of candidates. Presidium members took the decision and it should be corrected if necessary. The top leaders thought very serious while recommending the names. Even if I have also some dissatisfaction, I should have to consider it clearly with the presidium members.

Those who fought for true Madhesh, would not leave RJP-Nepal : Manish Mishra

This agreement is definitely encouraging. This agreement has shown good moments. Not this time but the RJP-Nepal and Federal Forum should have gone for the local level election held in Province 2 in the third phase. If that was happened, in that situation, we have the highest number of seats in the local level election. However, this agreement will give a pleasant moment and we are excited even it was reached at the last moment.

No Madheshi leaders honest for Madhesh issues :Abhishek Pratap Shah

Madheshi leaders have also made an agreement with CPN Maoist Center and UML, not only with Congress. It seems that no Madheshi leaders honest for Madhesh issues. Madheshi issues have fallen at risk due to these Madheshi leaders. Let’s see the history of the past 20 years.

UML already swept away from Madhesh - Manish Suman

In the context of the current local elections, the situation of Nepali Congress in Madhes has come to an end. Similarly CPN Maoist Center is also in same situation. UML has already swept away from Madhesh. The position of RJP-Nepal as third is not very bad as the party participated in the election within four months just after its unification.

Local polls another form of Madhesh movement : Sukeshwor Pathak

The RJP-Nepal’s decision to take part in the election without the constitution amendment cannot be taken as a positive. The huge Madhesh movement was held on the appeal of Madhesi parties. General Madheshi people supported the movement. So they would not have to go to the polls. RJP-Nepal already boycotted the two phases of elections. Politically it was correct.

Election strengthens the future movements of Madhesh : Rambharos Kapdi

I clearly say that going to the polls is the only thing in itself. The problem is solved by election. If you go to the election, you will be afraid to lose your village from municipalities and territories. My idea is that the Madhes parties should come to the polls to strengthen the future movements.

Contest with election symbol of CPN United : Arvinda Sah

It was not possible for us to go to the election solely without the election symbol. How could we contest the election as we have no election symbol? Our party has bases in all 75 districts but we have no election symbol. The symbol is necessary for the election as it is also identity of any political party. In the meantime, we held talk with CPN United and they also agreed to contest the election jointly.

Statute revision agenda for polls : Jangilal Yadav

The government did not work until the second-phase election that addresses our demands. Like martyrs were not fully announced, the cases were not released. Now these are happened. But the rejection of constitution amendment by the parliament is unfortunate. That’s why we have to go to the election by taking it an issue.

Nepal-India should take long-term solution of flood : Ajay Gupta

we should talk about this matter seriously with the Government of India. Rain water has affected both countries including Nepal and India. That is why it is a matter of concern for both countries. So, both of them should take a serious for a long-term solution.

Boycotting polls party's official line : Rakesh Mishra Leader, RJP-Nepal

The RJP-Nepal is another name of struggle. We have not tired with the agitation. The party is still in movement. The shape and form of agitation has been changed now. In the rainy season it is difficult to continue the movement. So some felt that Madhes movement has not ended which is wrong interpretation.

Theater is not unproductive field : Bijay Bisfot, Senior Artist

Most of artists have not yet adopted the theater as profession. So in Nepal, the drama ahs not established as profession. In the society the artists are respected but by the state, they do not get anything. Even, the state has not provided a well equipped theater center. Still, an environment has not created to earn money through this profession.

No serious problems between Nepal and India : Raj Kumar Sindhi

There is no sourness between the people of two countries but problems were seen only at the governmental levels. It was due to lack of coordination by the government. In Nepal, there are problems at diplomatic level. So we played a role of bridge when there are misunderstandings. Therefore, we want response from Nepal government.

State is trying to push Madhesh issues back : Dr. Bhogendra Jha

RJP-N was pushed back from the election intentionally. If the issues raised by the RJP-N was not relevant, why the govenrment extended the election date time and again? What was the reason to register the constitution amendment bill? It means, the state is trying to push back the Madhesh issues.

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