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They also rued that cases registered against Madhesi leaders had not been withdrawn, the increase in the number of new local units in Terai/Madhes was not enough and that thousands of eligible voters in the Terai had been left out. With the RJPN decision …

Madhesis to boycott local elections in Nepal

Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017

After a meeting in Kathmandu, senior RJPN leaders said several accords between the government and Madhes-based parties had not implemented and cases against Madhesi leaders had not been withdrawn. The increase in new local government units in the Terai and …

Given the fractured verdict in Parliament and the opposition of KP Oli’s CPN(UML) – that has its voter base in the hills – against the Madhesi demands, a revised amendment draft was put forth last month. The Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven …

But ever since a new ambassador has come in, we are being told to give up the agenda,” a senior leader of the newly unified Madhesi party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, told HT. Manjeev Singh Puri was in March appointed India’s ambassador to Kathmandu.

Six Madhesis join Prachanda govt

Posted on: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The three lawmakers are from the Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar- led Nepal Democratic Forum, one of the major Madhesi parties. PTI

The three lawmakers are from the Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar- led Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF), one of the major Madhesi parties. Gachhadar was sworn in as the Deputy Prime Minister with Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. Two other ministers …

Kathmandu, Apr 23 (PTI) Nepal’s Madhesi parties have struck a deal with the Prachanda-led coalition government under which they would take part in the local body elections after a revised Constitution amendment bill is passed in Parliament through a fast …

The Government has maintained utmost flexibility to address the concerns of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven Madhes-centric parties, to bring it on board the election process, Prachanda, also the chairman of the Maoist party …

Madhesis willing to participate in local polls

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

This was discussed in a meeting between the Madhesi leaders and the government of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, even as five political parties from Nepal’s plains united to form a single platform. “We have begun to negotiate with …

The Federal Alliance (Sanghiya Gathabandhan), an alliance of Madhesi and indigenous parties, made it clear on Sunday they would not take part in the elections if the government does not amend the statute, addressing their various demands. Nepal is on the …

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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.