The Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has handed over an 11-point memorandum to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today demanding the withdrawal of cases of its leaders and cadres.
The 11-point memorandum has been submitted demanding the release of Resham Chaudhary who is currently serving a jail term, withdrawal of the cases leveled against the leaders and cadres of the party and the divulgence of the Lal Commission’s report.
Besides, it has also demanded to immediately control market and inflation which have gone unbridled.
LSP Chairman Mahantha Thakur, leaders Rajendra Mahato and Sarat Singh Bhandari on Tuesday morning reached the official residence of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar to hand over the memorandum.
Receiving the memo, PM Deuba said that the government was positive towards the demands of the party and initiative would be taken for its implementation, said leader Karna quoting the Prime Minister.
He shared, “We submitted the memo to the Prime Minister. He was positive towards our demands. He has expressed commitment to implement it. We are confident that the incumbent government will implement it.”
The LSP has called attention of the government demanding the immediate implementation and addressing the demands which it had been raising since the past and the agreements and understanding reached with various governments before this.
LSP has called for amending the constitution for securing the respect, identity and rights of the oppressed communities as Madhesi, Tharu, indigenous nationalities, Shilpi (Dalits), women and Muslims among others.
Likewise, the party demanded adoption of the principle of proportional allocation of budget by the three-tier government, making public the report of the Lal Commission and implementation of the agreements reached with the United Democratic Madhesi Front in the past.
The memorandum also calls for ensuring that the election will be conducted in a free, fair and credible environment, providing fertilizer to the farmers, reduction of disaster risk, managing the resettlement of the displaced people and providing land to the landless, oppressed communities with priority.