Nepal`s main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursdaty formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism.
A grouping of Madhesi parties has decided to form an alliance to reach a consensus on drafting a new Constitution.
The Madhesi parties demanded economic and political rights including more representation in the state structure.
Nepal`s Terai plains are home to about half of the
country`s 30 million people, and the residents of the region,
are known as Madhesis, who are of Indian ethnic origin.
Nepal`s two largest parties,
Nepali Congress and UCPN-Maoist, who are in the race to form a
new government on Sunday stepped-up efforts to woo the Terai-based
Amid the deadlock over
government formation in Nepal, Terai-based Madhesi parties
have claimed the right to lead a new coalition in a bid to
meet the new deadline set by President Ram Baran Yadav.
The Terai-based Madhesi parties on Monday said they will continue to support the moderate Communist-led government but asked it to amend the Constitution to allow public office holders to take oath in their mother tongue.
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