1 Nov, Rajbiraj: The UML district youth leaders have begun a fast-unto-death starting Tuesday, expressing their dissatisfaction over the decision taken by the party to share seats for the election to the House of Representatives from Saptari.
District party members Durga Nand Thakur, Akhilesh Jha, Salim Ryan Miyan and ANNFSU district chair Lalit Rajak began the hunger strike. They have reasoned that it was wrong for the party who holds a good ground in the district to share seats with the Maoist centre under the lefist alliance.
The local leaders are staging the hunger strike at the UML district office premises. They have demanded that the district’s recommendation to nominate central member Suman Raj Pyakurel from constituency no. 1 should stand. The party leadership however gave the seat to MC, which has chosen Ashok Kumar Mandal (Amar) for the constituency. Mandal was elected to the second Constituent Assembly from erstwhile constituency no. 2 of the district.