•      Wed Dec 6 2023

Force attempting to abolish federalism: Upendra Yadav

JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav (file)

Bara, Nov 6: Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Chairman Upendra Yadav today said that a force was trying to abolish federalism and inclusiveness.

Addressing an event organised at Telkuwa Mahadev temple in Bara to exchange best wishes on the occasion of coming Tihar and Chhath festivals, the leader said democracy would be in danger if federalism and inclusiveness were eliminated. “For the implementation of federalism, police, bureaucracy and economic resources should be handed to the provinces, and laws should be made to empower the provinces,” he said.

In the context that the federal government has allocated only 12 percent of the budget to Madhes Province that makes up 53 percent of the total population of the country, the issue of how many years it would take to develop the province has raised, he said.

“We need our own rights, good governance and administration. We do not need the administration sent by the federal government. Federalism means partnership in the centre, own governance and administration in the provinces, only then our rights will be secured.”

Saying extracting the Chure rampantly has had its direct effects on Madhes Province, he said the decision (if any) of turning Madhes into a desert by exploiting the Chure would not be acceptable to the people of Madhes.

In a different context, the leader demanded that the government operates Birgunj sugar factory, agricultural tools factory, Biratnagar jute mill, Hetauda textile factory, Bansbari shoe factory and Hetauda cement factory as soon as possible.

On the occasion, Chief Minister of Madhes Province Saroj Kumar Yadav, Chair of the JSP, Madhes Province, Rambabu Kumar Yadav and leaders Ram Kishor Yadav, Rambabu Yadav, Paras Sah, Baccha Yadav and Sharada Shankar Jayaswal extended their best wishes.