JAN 19, 2012 LAHAN – Controversial Politician, accused criminal of corruption and miss use of power but still a Minister for Information and Communications and Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Ganatantrik (MJF-G), Jaya Prakash Gupta remarked that there is no point in staying in the government unless the four-point pact is not implemented.
Defending the four-point pact signed between Madhesi Morcha and the UCPN (Maoist) at a time when the other parties except the Maoists and Samuykta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM)—an alliance of Madhes-based parties, Gupta claimed that the pact has played a crucial role in giving pace to the stalled peace process and constitution writing process.
“The Maoists, which had disagreed on various points earlier, have shown remarkable flexibility after we joined the government following the four-point pact,” said Gupta. “Which is why, we can say, this government has made substantial progress on peace and constitution.”
Minster Gupta accused the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML of conspiring against the Madhesi issues. He added said his party is ready for any kind of struggle to institutionalise the achievement of Madhes agitation.
Mentioning an anecdote from mythological war of Mahabharat that the Kauravas were perished for denying five villages demanded by Pandavas, Gutpa said they have only asked for only one village, which is Madhes. “If we are denied the Madhes village, our foes will be perished like Kauravas,” said Gupta.
He informed that they are going to table a reservation bill in the parliament to increase the participation of Madhesi in each of the state organs. He urged the Congress and UML to support the bill for the welfare of Madhes.