New directive passed by the Council of Ministers to return the issue – Madhesh Update

New directive passed by the Council of Ministers to return the issue

   March 31, 2021  

While the dialogue and discussion between the Janata Samajwadi Party, Nepal and the government is going on, the cabinet meeting held on Thursday has brought a new directive to withdraw the issue. After JSP Nepal made the issue of withdrawal, release of Resham Chaudhary and amendment of the constitution its bottom line, the government has brought new directives regarding withdrawal of issues to make it easier to address it.

On Friday, Mahesh Basnet, a trusted leader of Prime Minister KP Oli, called on the jailed MP.

Basnet had shared with the media yesterday that the Council of Ministers had moved ahead with the issue of withdrawing the issue raised by Jaspa. Talking to Madhesh Update, a top leader of Jaspaka confirmed that his counterpart had also received such information.

According to the leaders, the cabinet meeting on Thursday has brought a directive to take a short cut on the issue. As the process of returning the case to the previous directive is long, the government has brought a new directive and made an arrangement to return the case in a short time.

According to sources, the task force of JSP and the Prime Minister also discussed the issue. According to the new directive, cases can now be withdrawn by the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Office of the Attorney General. Earlier, there was a provision that the case could be withdrawn through a cumbersome and long way of consensus of various concerned bodies.

A joint task force of JSP and PM Oli had this week prepared documents to return 292 cases of Madhes and Tharuhat agitations.

According to a top JSP leader, it will be easier to withdraw the Madhes and Tharuhat movement issues after the cabinet brings the new directive. However, the decision of the Council of Ministers has not been made public yet.

However, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Wadal himself participated in a sit-in for the release of Resham Chaudhary at his family home in Kathmandu on Thursday and said that a concrete decision would be taken by the cabinet today. On Friday, UML MP Mahesh Basnet, who is close to PM Oli, reached the jail and met Resham Chaudhary. He informed Chaudhary about the work being done by the government to withdraw the case and release him.