|The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) and Tharuhat Sangharsa|
The CA committee on state restructuring has recently submitted its draft report recommending for 14 states in federal Nepal where the Terai belt was divided into two states - Madhes and Tharuhat.
Both the ethnic groups have expressed dissatisfaction over the proposed states. The MJF has already announced agitation against the government alleging it for not implementing past agreements which include guarantee of one Madhes Province.
The two ethnic groups were in past against each other - MJF for single province in Terai while the other against it.
In the close-door meeting, the two sides reached a conclusion that proposal for two states in Terai was an effort to divide Tharus and Madhesis. The MJF has hinted its flexibility for alternative name to the province if single province is uaranteed. nepalnews.com