Oli’s visit to India unsuccessful: Madhesi Front

Kathmandu, Feb 27 (IANS) Napalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to India was unsuccessful, the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) said on Saturday.

The UDMF in a meeting on Saturday reviewed the protest programmes and said Oli committed a mistake by going to India without any agenda, The Himalayan Times reported.

The front has decided not to sit for talks till the government comes up with a concrete road map to address its demands.

It also decided to submit a memorandum to Oli to pressurise the government to address the 11-point demands put forth by the front at the earliest.

One of the leaders said the form of protest has been changed at present, and warned that the Madhesi Front would resort to stern protests if the government did not address its demands promptly.

Nepal’s Oli terms India visit successful

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has termed his visit to India as successful, saying it had helped improve relations with the southern neighbour.

Addressing a meeting in Siddharthanagar on Saturday, Oli termed his six-day India visit fruitful, The HImalayan Times reported.

“Earlier the relations between the two neighbours had soured during the Madhes agitation but my visit has helped improve the relations between the two countries,” he said.

“As we have no misunderstandings now, our focus will be on implementing the seven-point deal,” Oli added.

Oli also urged the agitating Madhes-based political parties to join the government. “As we have delivered the constitution, now is the time to focus on development,” he said.

“So, I call on the agitating leaders and Nepali Congress to join the government and participate in the nation building process.”

Also, seeking an end to rumours being spread against the constitution, Oli clarified that any demand against the national interests would not be addressed.

He also reiterated that the government would end load-shedding within two years.

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