Madhesi leaders submit 11-point demand to PM Oli to end stir

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal’s Indian-origin Madhesi leaders on Monday submitted their 11-point demand to the goverment during their first meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to end the political logjam, but no breakthrough emerged from the tripartite talks attended by Opposition Nepali Congress.

After the talks, the government and the Madhesis said there was no agreement but the talks were headed in positive direction and they have agreed to meet again on December 2.

The government and opposition parties will sit for talks again ahead of the Wednesday meeting to forge a common stance on the demands presented by the Madhesi parties.

During the meeting today “both the sides agreed to resolve the issues relating to the Madhesi parties through bilateral and trilateral dialogue,” said Oli’s press advisor Pramod Dahal. This was the first meeting between Oli and representatives of agitating Madhesi parties.

Oli drew the attention of Madhesi leaders to the serious crisis facing the country due to the nearly three-month-long agitation by them near the border trading points with India. (PTI)

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