Madhes based political parties withdraw support

Q.  An alliance of Madhes political parties withdrew support from which government in Nepal?
- Published on 16 Mar 17

a. Prachanda government
b. Oli government
c. Bhandari government
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Prachanda government
 
An alliance of Madhes based political leaders on 15th March 2017 withdrew support to the Prachanda led Nepal government after it failed to meet a 7 day ultimatum to meet demands.

This includes endorsement for the revised Constitution Amendment bill.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front with 39 lawmakers withdrew support.

Government continues to enjoy a majority as it is supported by more than 320 members in the 601 member CA.

Prachanda also said the government would form a commission to fianlise issues pertaining to provincial demarcation before the provincial elections.

UDMF on March 7, 2017 issued an ultimatum to address concerns including re-demarcation of the provincial boundary and a liberal citizenship policy among others.

It has been demanding government endorsement for revised Constitution Amendment Bill and withdrawal of the decision to conduct local polls in May.

Madhesi: Know More
  • The Madhesi, also referred to as Teraibasi Nepali, are an indigenous ethnic group.
  • They are Nepalese people who are natives of the Madhesh plains of Southern Nepal in Terai belt of South Asia.
  • India : over 23,000 Non Resident Nepali
  • Saudi Arabia : 199,757 Nepalese Migrant Workers
  • United States : 19,000 Nepalese Americans
  • South Korea : 22,878 Nepalese Migrant Workers

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