June 15, 2017
Madhesi Activist Dr. Chandra Kant Raut a.k.a. C K Raut, who has been campaigning for an independent Madhes spanning twenty districts of Nepal, requested Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) to help its supporters to vote in such a way that their votes become invalid. The statement was made when Madhes-based RJP looking to boycott the second round of local level election scheduled for June 28.
Raut has written to Mahanth Thakur, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) chief, saying that the elections should be used as a chance to give a severe moral blow to the constitution.
Raut, who is known for his speeches and uncontrolled verbal against Nepal, cautioned RJP against violence to obstruct the elections. He asked the party to send over 50 percent of voters for invalid voting.
Raut’s request for the peaceful protest comes in the middle of RJP’s protest in various areas of the country to reiterate its demand for constitutional amendment to address Madhes problems before June 28.
RJP leaders have told the Nepali Congress and Maoist Party coalition government to postpone the elections if they fail to make constitutional amendment immediately.