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Excitement for local polls is building up across Nepal even as the constitution amendment bill looks unlikely to be endorsed
The common people in Birganj are not that concerned about the amendment. But they will not vote if there is fear of violence.
The government is reluctant to endorse the report on local bodies, fearing that Madhesi parties will harden their stand on amending the Constitution
This Madhes movement was pushed by leaders of Madhesi parties to settle personal scores against the ruling parties.
Monday’s violence has once more cast a shadow over future talks, and Madhesi negotiations in Kathmandu pulled out of talks.
Madhesi leaders of national parties say some of the demands of plains-based groups are genuine and can easily be addressed.
Southern Nepal is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis, we need to act soon.