The United Madhesi Morcha (UDMF) Thursday asked the UCPN (Maoist) to rethink Tuesday's agreement between the three major parties to carve out 11 federal states.
During a meeting held at Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's official residence in Baluwatar, the Madhesi leaders reiterated that they were strongly opposed to creating multiple provinces in Terai as they have long been demanding single province in the plains.
Sadbhawana Party chairman Rajendra Mahato said after the meeting that the Madhesi Front "will have to reconsider its participation in the government if the three parties failed to rethink their agreement". According to him, a meeting of the Front late today will take decisions on whether to continue in the government.
Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister Bhattarai, Deputy PM and Maoist vice chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha and UDMF's Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, Mahantha Thakur, Rajendra Mahato, Mahendra Yadav and Raj Kishor Yadav were present in the meeting. nepalnews.com