All six lawmakers of the Sadbhavana Party have announced their resignation from the Constituent Assembly.
Organizing a press meet in the capital on Tuesday, the party led by Rajendra Mahato stated it decided to quit the Constituent Assembly after four major political parties rode roughshod over people's agenda and stifled minority voices taking advantage of their strength in CA.
Mahato claimed that the people of Madhes want all Madhes-based parties to quit CA and focus on street protests.
“People across the country are protesting against the draft constitution. We cannot cling on to our CA seat when people are dying on the streets,” said Mahato.
Sadbhavana's parliamentary party leader Laxman Lal Karna and lawmakers Bimal Kediya and Shail Kumari Mahato were present at the press meet. “Lawmakers Narsingh Chaudhary and Madhvi Rani Sah are outside the Kathmandu Valley while Sanjay Sah has already sent his resignation letter from jail. We'll submit the resignation at the CA Secretariat soon,” informed Karna.
Sadbhavana lawmaker Sanjay Sah is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding bomb blast in Janakpur in 2011.
He accused the major parties of ignoring the basis of identity and economic viability while drawing provincial boundaries.
Meanwhile, the party has also decided to close down its central office in Kathmandu and set it up somewhere in Madhes.