Around 300 lawmakers representing Madhesi and indigenous community have formally objected to the decision of the major three parties to carve up the country into 11 provinces. Singing the charter of demands, the lawmakers belonging to the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Madhes-based parties and other fringe parties have demanded that the country should be federated based on the recommendation of the State Restructuring Commission or Constituent Assembly’s State Restructuring Committee.
The CA members had launched a signature campaign on Friday to exert pressure on major political parties to adopt identity-based federalism.
UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker Suresh Ale Magar, said 160 CA members from the UCPN (Maoist), 46 from UML, 16 from NC and others from Madhes-based and fringe parties have signed the document so far.
The signature campaigners have planned hand over signatures to Maoist chairman and dispute resolution Sub-Committee head Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Speaker Subas Nemwang. nepalnews.com