KATHMANDU —United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders left Kathmandu for political discussions with Indian government at 8 am on Sunday.
Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Upendra Yadav and Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party, Mahantha Thakur left today for New Delhi.
The leader team joined by a female leader entered the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 7:15 am.
Two other leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have already reached the Indian capital. Chairman of Sadhbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato and Chairman of Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party Mahendra Yadav left for the Indian capital from Patna, Bihar the last night.
Top leaders of UDMF who are visiting New Delhi, India on Sunday on an invitation of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, are scheduled to stay today at Taj Hotel.
The leaders will meet Indian National Congress leader Karan Singh at 4 pm and discuss Madhes turmoil and blockade. After the meeting, UDMF leaders will meet Nation Congress Party pioneer DP Tripathi at 5.30 pm.
Front leaders will then meet Indian Minister for External Affair Sushma Swaraj at 7.30 pm. In the meeting with Swaraj, the leaders will brief on Madhes disturbance, sources said.Follow @gorkhapost
Advance booking open for Dashin
Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.
The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.
On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking. Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.Follow @gorkhapost