The newly formed 'Broader Madhesi Front' obstructed the first sitting of the legislature parliament Thursday evening, preventing the tabling of the bill for 12th amendment to the Interim Constitution.
Madhesi lawmakers from different parties, who are united under the umbralla of the Upendra yadav-led Front, came to the rostrum and chanted slogans against the agreement between the three major parties to carve out 11 provinces.
They said creating multiple states in Terai is against the demand of the Madhesi parties.
With the Madhesi lawmakers refusing to allow the session to proceed, Speaker Subas Nemwnag adjourned the House until 3 pm on Friday. The new session of the House started today.
The Broader Madhesi Front comprises Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal, Sarita Giri-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Dalit Janajati Party and some lawmakers from the UCPN (Maoist), Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party and MJF-Loktantrik. nepalnews.com