‘Madhesis will have greater representation in local bodies’

“Madhesis constitute 52% of the total population of Nepal but have barely 20% representation in the National Assembly. The local level elections have not been held for two decades but already the government is planning to reduce the power of these bodies as they are not allowing the provinces to hold the elections in the lawful manner,” said Upendra Yadav, coordinator of the United Madhesi Democratic Front. But now govt saying they will include madhesis in future developments.

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