Tri- party meet in Nepal discusses Terai protest fallout

By Binod Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar. 9: As the protest intensifies in Nepal's Terai region, the three major political parties have engaged in talks to proceed ahead with election campaign.

Leaders of the Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) and Maoist Center held talks over the ongoing situation in the southern plains post the incident on Monday where four people lost their lives.

"We informed Prime Minister about the true events that occurred in Saptari. A group named Madhesi Morcha are vandalizing the CPN UML offices in Terai, misbehaving with the leaders and inciting violence. This shows government less behavior. Where has the government gone? Why has the terrifying situation occurred? It should be stopped immediately, should we rely on the Government of Nepal for security or not? Our security will be ensured or not? And, if the leaders and cadres of CPN UML cannot go to some places inside the same country? Can't others demand for the same?" former home minister and Opposition leader Bamdev Gautam said.

During the tri- party talks the opposition demanded complete security for the election campaign.

With the tension high in the Terai region, there are doubt about holding the election. An agitating UDMF has demanded the cancellation of May 14 local election as well.(ANI)