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Dissident 5 parties reach Baluwatar upon invitation

KATHMANDU, JUN 13 - The leaders of five political parties, irked by the signing of 16-point agreement among political parties, have reached the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar upon the invitation of the prime minister on Saturday.
Upendra Yadav, Mahantha Thakur, Ashok Rai, Rajendra Mahato and Mahendra Yadav, the respective leaders of five political parties-- Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sanghiya Samajbadi Party, Sadbhawana Party and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party—reached Baluwatar at around 5 pm. The leaders had earlier submitted a memorandum to the president objecting to the signing of the 16-point deal among parties to pave the way for constitution drafting.

“We could not turn down the PM’s invitation,” said Sanghiya Samajbadi Party Chairman Rai to eKantipur. “We will demand to resurrect the 16-point pact and the CA process.”
The parties have objected to the political parties agreement in 16-point deal to allow federal commission to settle the demarcation of states saying it unconstitutional. They have claimed that the decision on federalism as envisioned in the 16-point deal has betrayed the Madhesi and Janajati people.