Kathmandu: The Madhes province government has called upon the federal government to start substantial process for the implementation of rights guaranteed by the Constitution to the province related to police administration and law and order. At a press conference held in the provincial capital Janakpurdham earlier today, Chief Minister Saroj Kumar Yadav said that even though it has been eight years since the constitution was promulgated and six years since the formation of the province governments the exclusive powers enshrined in the constitution has not been delegated.
Despite repeatedly drawing attention of the federal government toward this fact, he said, there has been no response and hence the ultimatum. “It has been six years since the province government came into being but the federal government is not ready to delegate the exclusive powers related to police administration “, Chief Minister Yadav said. “Despite repeated requests to the government and leaders formally and informally there has been no response. Hence, we have come to the conclusion to wage a decisive struggle for it.”
Chief Minister said as part of the protest in the first phase all the ministers of the province, including himself, will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in Kathmandu on Thursday and if the demand is not met within 30 days an all-party protest will be organized.