MJF-Democratic proposes two autonomous provinces in Madhes

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Kathmandu, Oct. 28: The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) has unveiled the election manifesto, proposing two provinces in Madhes region- autonomous Madhes province and autonomous Tharuhat province.

Releasing the manifesto at a programme in the capital city on Monday, the MFJ-Democratic has forwarded the concept of 10 provinces across the country where there will be eight provinces in the mountainous and hilly regions. It was what the high-level state restructuring commission recommended before the first Constituent Assembly.

At the programme, general secretary of the party, Jitendra Narayan Dev, said the two—province concept was forwarded as per the aspiration of all Madhesi communities.

The party has made bottom line to the two provinces in Madhes, he said, adding that the bases of federating country are the identity and resources (capacity). According to him, his party was for the reformed and inclusive parliamentary democratic system where the parliament will elect prime minister while the central parliament and provincial assemblies elect president.

The manifesto has further stated that prime minister should be made executive while the president can be given some rights to maintain check and balance. The prime minister is mainly responsible for the parliament, states the manifesto.

The parliament and chief executive posts need to be inclusive. The prime minister is elected with simple majority but at least 60 percent parliamentarians’ approval is needed to remove the prime minister. The central parliament will be bicameral and both parliaments will have equal powers to exercise.

It has also stressed the need of separations of power for the check and balance among the judiciary, executive and legislature. The party has decided to adopt mixed electoral system.

Like others, this party has also committed to drafting constitution within six months of the CA election. RSS

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