Addressing a mass meet in Kathmandu, Saturday March 31, 2012, organized by Unified Democratic Madhesi Alliance, Minister Rajendra Mahato once again threatened splitting the country if major parties conspire to promulgate constitution without clear provisions for federalism.
Nepal Ko Sri Lanka Bana Dengey... is what he used to reiterate when Prabhakaran was alive.
Mahato leads one of the several splinters of Sadvawana Party and is the minister for Health.
“The Madhesis will cut those fingers which are raised against the Madhesi demands”, Mahato repeated his favourite catch word.
“Separatists of India’s north-east and Kashmir should better contact Mr. Mahato for having lessons on separatism”, claim critics.
Some leaders who represent the indigenous communities were also invited at the mass meeting.
Krishna Sundar Malla aka Malla K Sundar, though a former communist but perceived as a highly communal leader representing the Newar community, threatened that “Blood will flow like river, if constitution without federalism was promulgated”. God Bless Mother Nepal!
Sundar, a former media man, currently belongs to Newa: Struggle Committee.
Majority of the leaders who addressed the mass gathering made threat loaded statements. Some threatened to tear the constitution, some saw country’s split sure and some guessed likely bloodshed. Just imagine the scene! NOIDA net gains.But will NOIDA remain safe if Nepal is burnt?
Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gacchedhar who leads the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Loktantrik said, “Without federalism the country will burn.”
“The Madhesi and indigenous community will draft a constitution on their own, if major parties ignore our demand for federalism”, Gacchedhar said.
Mahanta Thakur of Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party (TMLP) said that historically the state has marginalized the Madhesi community.
“The Madhesi community is being treated as terrorists and anti-nationals; Thakur complained and added, “The Madhesi communists have their own separate history. Only federalism can preserve the unique identity.”
Chairman Mahendra Yadav of TMLP-Nepal said, “The Madhesi community is ready to fight for federalism”.
Dangerous days ahead.