KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Minister for Information and Communication Raj Kishor Yadav has said that they (madhesh based parties) were ready to reconsider with their demand for “one madhesh one province” , if ‘suitable alternative’ was provided.
Speaking at the Reporters Club Nepal on Tuesday, Minister Yadav asserted that Madhesh is always in favor of peace and constitution and said that the madhesh based parties were ready to discuss the issue if any ‘intellectuals’ came up with suitable alternative that would address the needs of the Madhesh people.
“We need new constitution incorporating federalism by May 27. Madhesh is ready to make any sacrifice for that” said the Minister speaking at the program presided by the Club’s chairman Rishi Dhamala.
” Now Madhesh does not wants to Madhesh centric. The nation needs political stability and economic prosperity. Madhesh will do whatever it takes,” said Yadav a day after he took over the Ministry.
He has expressed his belief that pro-people constitution would be promulgated within May 27 and claimed the task of army integration under the peace process would reach to conclusion this week.
The government is committed to discharge the role to accomplish the peace and constitution-drafting processes, Minister Yadav said, informing that the political parties are sitting for serious discussion today to settle disputes surfaced in the peace process.
Noting that the country is passing through a historical process of peace building and constitution writing, the Minister disclosed that Nepali politics is being shrewdly observed by national and international forces.
‘I took the moment of being the part of the Council of Ministers as a challenge rather than an opportunity’, Yadav said, adding he would translate the challenge into opportunity by handling his job well.
He also promised to do concrete works to address genuine demands of journalists and put efforts to put forward communication revolution in relation to economic revolution.
The minister further said he would accord top priority to improve the condition of government-owned institutions and pay special attention towards resolving the problem seen in mobile phone.
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