Prez takes serious concern over Gupta’s statement

President Ram Baran Yadav has put forth his concern over Minister for Information and Communications JP Gupta’s statement that the Madhes could sever its ties from the nation.
During a meeting with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai at Shital Niwas, President Yadav requested PM Bhattarai to talk with Gupta about his remarks.

“It is not ethical for a minister to give such remarks. This is against the nation’s integrity. Talk to him about the issue,” Yadav said during the interaction.
In reply, PM Bhattarai said that he is also saddened by Gupta’s remarks. “I would hold a talk with all the ministers soon and ask them not to give such anti-national remarks in the future,” said PM Bhattarai.

Last week, Minister for Information and Communications Jaya Prakash Gupta had warned that Madhes could severe its relationship with the state if the issues of the region are not addressed. He had claimed that a feeling of revolt is creeping among Madhesis due to the haughty attitude of major parties towards the Madhes.

President Yadav also expressed concern that the citizens were pessimistic regarding the works of the political parties and urged all the leaders to focus on the peace process and statute drafting.

“There is a growing pessimism across the country regarding the political parties,” Yadav said. “Parties will not be spared if they do not work seriously,” he added.

Yadav said that the political parties were not serious even after the repeated amendment of the calendar of events of the constitution drafting. PM in response claimed that, though stalled, the twin task would gain momentum after consultations with Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang.Ekantipur Report

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