The agitators in the Tarai need to come to the table. The uprising in the Tarai is for the sake of an uprising only. It is not going to free the Madhesis, it is only going to make them poor. Madhesis need to retaliate against the forces that are burning the Tarai.
What will satisfy the Madhesi people?
We have moved towards federalism. Self-governance comes with federalism. The constitution made by 25 million Nepalis will be their self-determination. There cannot be ethnic politics. I am strictly against it. In a country that is taking its first steps as a republic, anyone who talks about ethnic politics is a fool.
Who do you think is responsible for uniting the Madhesi leaders for regional politics?
Some rulers in India do not want to see a free Nepal. The Tarai violence is definitely supported by Hindu extremists and criminal dividers. All Nepalis need to join hands to save this nation.
How do you view the people who have turned into revolutionaries in the name of Madhes after being in power for years?
All the leaders including JP Gupta who are involved in the Tarai politics have been defamed for their corruption. Now they are talking about ethnic politics. I am a socialist. I do not want to be involved in either ethnic or religious politics, democracy is my ethnicity.
Why are the leaders who talk about 'one Madhes one region' silent about nationalism?
Those revolting in the Tarai should be brought to the table. The uprising in the Madhes will lead to more corruption. Representatives and area allocation in terms of population, and proportional representation have been written in
the constitution. What is there to give now?