Posts tagged ‘Madhes

Paradoxical Madhes

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

Satya Narayan Yadav’s suffering as Alauddin for the past forty years and Mohammad Lalbabu Pandit’s rise to chief ministership are two sides of the same coin of the Madhesi ferment. The sleepwalking Madhes seems to have woken up a little, not …

‘No ignoring Madhes issues’

Posted on: Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

Political analysts and Madhes watchers say Madhesi parties’ impressive win in provincial and parliamentary elections has given the federal government and the major parties the message that they need to amend the constitution to address Madhesi grievances.

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Chairperson Rajendra Mahato today claimed that they could cooperate only with forces that were interested in addressing Madhes issues. Speaking to journalists in Janakpurdham of Dhanushatoday, RJP-N Chair Mahato said his party …

Leader Mahato who is competing in the federal election from the Dhanusha constituency no. 3, went on to say the people of Madhes would in this elections give a lesson to those who deceived them in return to the trust and votes of the Madhesi people.

Elect those who struggled for Madhes: Jha

Posted on: Friday, Nov 10, 2017

Speaking at a press meet organised in Gaur today, Jha, who had filed his nomination for the House of Representative from Constituency No 1 in Rautahat, said Madhes and the Madhesi people would get their rights if RJP-N and FSF-N alliance won the election.

Addressing a programme organised in Janakpur of Dhanusha district on Wednesday, PM Deuba said: “Nepali Congress is committed to amend the constitution in support of Madhesi people,” adding, “But Nepali Congress needs a two-thirds majority for the …

Faults of Madhes narrative

Posted on: Friday, Nov 3, 2017

Madhesi scholars like to play up ‘affluent hills’ vs ‘oppressed Madhes’ narrative. But they don’t acknowledge suffering of hill folks In response to one of my essays where I had highlighted indispensability of hill-plain interdependence to …

Madhes parties, NC to join forces against left bloc

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

“We have submitted a list to the NC and hope there will be agreement in 20 seats,” said a Madhesi leader requesting anonymity. Out of the 32 constituencies, both the NC and the Madhes-based parties have claimed to win at least 16 seats. If there is …

FSFN-RJPN poll alliance brings excitement to Madhes

Posted on: Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

Despite their being together in all the political movements during the last decade, the Madhesi parties had failed to come together during elections. Some analysts of Madhes-related issues say that the results of the recently held local level elections …

Madhes parties in merger talks with NC, UML

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Some Madhesi leaders have already started siding with either the UML or the Nepali Congress. Around a dozen leaders affiliated to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal including Hridayesh Tripathi have decided to contest the federal and parliamentary elections …

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About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.