Rajendra Mahato

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Rajendra Mahato observed : “The contribution that he (Singh) had made for the sake of the identity and rights of the Madhesi, indigenous, Muslims, and marginalised communities will always be remembered by posterity,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “When NC and NCP leaders ruled the country, they showed the same old ruling class mindset that discriminated against Madhesis and Janajatis,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “As the case relating to the dissolution of the Parliament is sub-judice at the Supreme Court, we’ll wait for the court’s verdict. And in a democracy we must defer to the court’s verdict,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “We have arrived at this situation because the constitution has lots of holes in it. Now that the Oli has already made a mistake by dissolving the House, we have to wait for the court verdict,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Even if the House is continued, we will be holding elections in around a year and a half,” “Our concerns will also be yet another important point that no one is talking about–the House is not restored and elections don’t happen on the declared dates” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Is not the Congress that should have taken the initiative to hold a joint protest?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party will discuss with the NC what issues to collaborate on when the next session begins,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have increased patrolling on the service lane to stop illegal parking and effort is on to remove unauthorised encroachments,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Despite restrictions due to Covid-19, we have been holding discussions on a regular basis,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, August 31, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It is an attack on the sentiments of millions of people living in the bordering areas where people from both sides naturally have matrimonial relationships,” “It seems Singha Durbar is for breaking people-to-people relations” External link

kathmandupost Monday, June 22, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “There is a proposal for issuing permanent residence card to foreign women married to Nepali men during the waiting period, but that can help these women enjoy only economic, social and cultural rights, but not political rights,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Today, the Tarai, Pahad and Himal are one in demanding our territory back. We do not just want our map, we want our land back,” External link

nepalitimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are no longer just Madhesi parties; we have combined the Rastriya Janata Party with the Samajvadi Party-Nepal and formed JSP-N, a national party and have submitted documents of merger to the Election Commission of Nepal,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “From now onward, we will highlight the national agenda and will not be limited to the Madhes region,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are no longer just Madhesi parties; we have combined the Rastriya Janata Party with the Samajvadi Party-Nepal and formed JSP-N, a national party and have submitted documents of merger to the Election Commission of Nepal,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “From now onward, we will highlight the national agenda and will not be limited to the Madhes region,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Is the Nepali Congress really serious?” “I only see it as a consolation, nothing more than that” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We know that the ruling party is not going to support our bill,” “But if the Nepali Congress decides to support our bill, we will also support theirs. But no discussion has taken place yet to that effect” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered an amendment on Monday evening and will table it in the current budget session of Parliament. The government has not kept its previous promises and that is why we are reviving the agenda of equal opportunity and representation for people of Madhes in the government of Nepal” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered an amendment on Monday evening and will table it in the current budget session of Parliament. The government has not kept its previous promises and that is why we are reviving the agenda of equal opportunity and representation for people of Madhes in the government of Nepal” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered a joint constitution amendment bill seeking amendments on 23 different issues,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “A nation does not only mean the geography; the people make up its important constituency and their concerns must also be taken into consideration,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Border disputes entail serious diplomatic dialogue and efforts, but the way the PM spoke in the House of Representatives recently antagonising India, gave the impression that he was spoiling the environment for dialogue with India. The kind of attitude that PM Oli has shown in the House won’t help us resolve our border disputes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “These territories that were there on our map vanished from the map for hundreds of years. Now, we have included them on our map,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “But the police refused to register the complaint as per orders from higher up,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 27, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Yes, we decided to go for a merger to deal a blow to Oli’s schemes,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Party Nepal ) : “We are rather still working on ways to materialise our unity bid with the Samajbadi Party,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 20, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “This is the most inhumane drama by Oli at this time of crisis when the world is fighting the pandemic,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 20, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “At this time of crisis, everyone is looking to the government for some kind of concrete assurance,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It was a new beginning for us, but it was not a successful test,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, March 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “But we have not received any official proposal yet,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The new two-point agreement helped break the deadlock that arose after we withdrew support given to the ruling party,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told ( about Deputy Speaker ) : “As the ruling party cannot keep both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker posts, it may approach us,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “The new development marks an end to the period of no dialogue,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Party Nepal ) : “Samajbadi Party leaders have told us that they will take a concrete decision on quitting the government through a meeting on November 30,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, October 28, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “SP-N leaders are saying that the decision to quit the government can be made by the unified party, but we are saying that the SP-N should do it now as the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)–led government is not ready to address our demands,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The SP-N must quit the government if it wanted to create a viable alternative force. The two old forces, the Nepali Congress and the NCP cannot ensure better governance and empowerment of marginalised communities,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We cannot form an alternative force with the SP sitting in the government,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government should have released our leaders and cadres who are serving terms at different jails, including lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, long ago,” “Hundreds of our protestors have been charged with fake cases and dozens are serving jail terms” External link

kathmandupost Monday, September 23, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It will refuse to see the significance and necessity of the amendment even if his party gets one more term to lead the government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, September 20, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A home ministry official told media outlets that I was not among the eight persons whose nationality was revoked, but he clarified only after the damage had already been done to me,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have held talks with SP-N leaders and they have agreed in principle on unity with us but we are yet to discuss issues formally,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, July 7, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Our major objective to form the alternative force is to start a movement against the government. We cannot do that if one of the parties remains in the government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Probably they were there for a parliamentary delegation which I am not aware of,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, May 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Probably they were there for a parliamentary delegation which I am not aware of,” External link

ekantipur Monday, May 13, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Unity of all like-minded forces can create big momentum for the cause marginalised communities are championing. Unity of these two parties has dampened that hope,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the merger process moves ahead, the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal will have to pull out of the Oli government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 3, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A strong alternative force is the need of the hour,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 3, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the merger process moves ahead, the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal will have to pull out of the Oli government,” External link

ekantipur Friday, May 3, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A strong alternative force is the need of the hour,” External link

ekantipur Friday, May 3, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Province ) : “The coalition government in Province 2 has people’s mandate. It’s a movement in itself, it’s more than a power-sharing deal,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Province ) : “The coalition government in Province 2 has people’s mandate. It’s a movement in itself, it’s more than a power-sharing deal,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We waited for one year but the government did not do anything to address our demands and in this situation I do not see any rationale for the FSF-N to continue to be a coalition partner in the KP Sharma-led government,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Merger between the six Madhesi parties that created RJP-N was a message that the party is ready for merger with other like-minded parties, but that time again the FSF-N did not show willingness to merge with the RJP-N,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The FSF-N stated in its invite that the Nepali Congress and the NCP (NCP) were status-quoists, but the FSF-N itself was strengthening the hands of these forces,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “There should not be separate movements for equality, autonomy and identity. Rather, all the forces fighting for these things must unite,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If merger with other outfits happen, that will be much better, but even if merger does not happen, we will try at least to form a united front so that we can jointly fight for our cause,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are going to unite all identity [-based] political forces and demonstrate against the court and the government,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato criticised : “Was it only Resham who led protests in this country?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : “How can the court sentence a parliamentarian elected by the people to life imprisonment?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If all agitators are to face life imprisonment, then almost all leaders who have participated in one or the other agitation in the past will face such punishment,” External link

thehimalayantimes Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I know Resham Chaudhary was a protester during the Thaurhat movement,” “If the agitators are slapped with life imprisonment, why didn’t the court hand down life sentence to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, KP Sharma Oli and Girija Prasad Koirala?” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We’ve realized that all the government agencies are the same. People who have been subjected to exploitation won’t get justice from any of these agencies. People are forced to face punishments like life sentence under various pretexts,” “I respect the court but the court should also give justice to all. Now, we will go to the court of the people,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I know Resham Chaudhary was a protester during the Thaurhat movement,” “If the agitators are slapped with life imprisonment, why didn’t the court hand down life sentence to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, KP Sharma Oli and Girija Prasad Koirala?” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We’ve realized that all the government agencies are the same. People who have been subjected to exploitation won’t get justice from any of these agencies. People are forced to face punishments like life sentence under various pretexts,” “I respect the court but the court should also give justice to all. Now, we will go to the court of the people,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : "Elected from Kailali, the son of Tharu, Resham Chaudhary shouldn't be present in this house? Why is he not present here? He came for agitation and agitated for his rights. Who didn't take part here in agitation," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : "Mr Prachanda you also directed a movement for 10 years. You led the ' Jana Yuddha. ' Thousands of people got martyrdom for the sake of rights. Security officials also spared their life. Who is jailed? And Resham Chaudhary, elected by people, has to be in prison. What is this? Is he to face injustice for being a Tharu? Is this democracy and is this for which we had fought?" External link

business-standard Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have already waited for nine months, so we’ll wait for another week. If he addresses our concerns within a week, we’ll be more than happy. But if he fails to live up to his promise, then we’ll think of other measures,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:07:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums," External link

timescolonist Monday, September 18, 2017 11:57:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums," External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, September 18, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums,” External link

therepublic Monday, September 18, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I told him we cannot trust the government,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The Morcha is considering various options including withdrawing support to the government,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “We announced protest after concluding that constitution amendment is nowhere on the agenda of major parties. More protest programmes would follow in coming weeks if our concerns are not met,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Our Party ) : “He is seeking excuses one after another to avoid constitution amendment. We don’t care how but the constitution should be amended before the local polls as promised. It should happen at any cost. Our party cannot support the polls without amendment,” External link

ekantipur Friday, February 17, 2017 10:09:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The ruling parties themselves are at odds over the constitution amendment proposal. They should first make a common position before reaching out to other parties for support,” External link

ekantipur Friday, February 3, 2017 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Three major parties had made a public commitment that Parliament would address and institutionalise all the agendas raised on the streets but they have misused votes to change people’s agendas,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:38:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have no alternative but to accept what’s on the table and keep fighting. Change takes time. It might take many years to achieve our demands,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The PM was in favour of forming a task force today, but Deuba asked for some time to discuss the matter in his party,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The LBRC report is not scientific and not based on population,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The delineation of the provinces as it is in the Constitution works against the will of the Madhesi and indigenous people here. The UML has been a prime hindrance in our attempt to correct it through an amendment. It is only fair to kick the UML out from the Madhes, since it has been restricting the Madhesis in their own ground” External link

eurasiareview Monday, January 9, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The UML is betraying the Madhesi people, who voted them, by standing against their rights. If the party doesn’t change its harsh stance on amendment, a day will come when the people of Madhes will punish the UML,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “As constitution amendment is a must to address the concerns of Madhesi communities, it must happen at any cost for the welfare of the large community,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, January 2, 2017 3:52:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The constitution should be amended at any cost. We cannot support the elections without that. The UML should also support it if it wants the elections,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, January 1, 2017 6:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “But our struggle against the constitution will not end there. We will keep agitating for integration of the five districts into the Madhes provinces,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 25, 2016 7:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have no immediate plan to launch protests,” External link

ekantipur Friday, December 23, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The prime minister, however, said reports claiming three major parties were planning to keep the bill inactive declaring election dates were baseless,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “How can we support the bill when it does not address all our key issues,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “He registered the amendment proposal as promised. I am hopeful that he will keep his word this time and work to get the bill endorsed in Parliament,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We want elections to be held at all three levels local, provincial and parliamentary. However, we will not allow polls to be held before our concerns are addressed by amending the constitution,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “He sought to know our views on the amendment proposal,” “We told him that the bill cannot be accepted under existing circumstances. If the government really wants us to take ownership of the proposal, it should revise it” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:18:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “This certainly does not address all of our demands,” External link

ekantipur Friday, November 25, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “So the Morcha is careful about not making its views public without going through the contents of the proposal until it enters Parliament,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They are answerable for allowing naturalised citizens to have the right to hold constitutional positions as the provision was in earlier constitutions, including the interim constitution of 2007,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They [major parties] are free to make amendments curtailing the rights of the people who will become naturalised citizens in future. But those who were given citizenship earlier should get all the rights guaranteed by the then constitution, including the right to hold constitutional positions,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We told him that the Morcha cannot accept constitution unless there is necessary amendment to it to address the concerns of the marginalised and excluded communities,” External link

ekantipur Friday, November 4, 2016 7:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The three parties are spreading lies that the people of the areas are against revision. We cannot accept a change unless these districts are shared between the hills and the plains,” External link

ekantipur Monday, October 31, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will raise this issue strongly when we sit for formal negotiations with the government, possibly by Sunday,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, October 30, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “At least there should be some basis that assures us that the dispute regarding the five districts will be settled. Although we had been demanding inclusion of the five districts in the Tarai provinces, we are ready to split the plains of those districts and incorporate them in Tarai provinces. It can be done either through a political agreement or from the federal commission,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Manu Singh ) : “The Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Center have blown the issue of impeachment motion registered against Lok Man Singh Karki out of proportion when they should be focusing on issues raised byof Madhesi and marginalised people through constitution amendment” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato suggested : “Let’s take the locals’ views and delineate the provinces accordingly,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Constitution amendment is a national need, rather than that only of the Madhesis, Tharus, Janajatis, Dalits and the disgruntled communities,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "Constitution amendment is a need of this whole nation and not just only of Madhesi, Tharu, Janjati, Dalit, among other communities," External link

ekantipur Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "If the government fails to amend the constitution, it is no more relevant," External link

ekantipur Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government has failed to act as per our expectations. But I am still hopeful about a breakthrough,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “I told the PM that SRC’s report can be a good reference point as it was a result of well-planned research and meticulous work. Carving out provinces along the lines of the SRC’s report can address the concerns of Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the bill is not brought by then, we will begin our movement immediately after Chhath ,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have told the PM to bring a proposal for consensus before registering the amendment proposal in the Parliament,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “We have decided that the top UDMF leaders will meet the PM and remind him of the need to table a constitutional amendment bill soon as per the spirit of the three-point agreement,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We cannot wait forever. If the process if further delayed, we will take to the streets,” External link

ekantipur Friday, September 16, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about House ) : “I have told Deuba that once the constitutional amendment bill is tabled in the House, it will intensify debate on constitutional issues and build the environment for amendment to the constitution,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Last week, PM Dahal told me that the government would initiate the negotiation soon. I hope that they will stick to their words,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:34:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We were told that the government would do all necessary work within one week. It will be easy to start discussion on political matters once these issues are settled,” External link

ekantipur Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are also in favour of election. But the constitution should be amended first to address the grievances of the agitating communities over the restructuring,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “We urge the government to give a complete shape to the commission formed to investigate the extra judicial killings during the Madhes movement,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The Maoist Centre and the NC look positive about addressing our concerns. There has to be give and take on both sides,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We want the government to do works that are under its jurisdiction first such as withdrawal of cases,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:13:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The non-political demands should be addressed to create an environment of trust for further dialogue. We are hopeful that the government will soon address the remaining concerns,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, August 13, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If a constitution amendment bill is tabled in the House, at least 40 Madhesi lawmakers of UML who represent the Madhes, will be under pressure to support it,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, August 7, 2016 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The aforementioned is our first condition. Along with this, if the concerned parties make a written pledge to forward a proposal for amendment of the statute to address our demands regarding review of provincial boundary, citizenship issues and the agenda of representation, we can think of supporting the government, albeit from outside,” “It’s good for us that the Maoist-NC alliance has asked for our support, but let me make it clear there is no question of joining the government until there is a solid guarantee that the demands of the Madhes will be fulfilled,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government is engrossed in the worry of losing the chair, while the people are fighting to defend the border,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The clash at Tilathi is the result of government’s lack of accountability. The government is bent on ruining the 'Roti-Beti' relationship between Nepal and India and stir a fight between the people of two countries. The government’s lack of responsibility has caused a situation where maternal uncle and nephew are fighting,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We always wanted to topple KP Oli government that showed towards India’s Utter Pradesh when we demanded separate Madhes state,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They have not yet approached us seeking our support for a new government,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have taken the seven-point agreement signed by the NC and the CPN-MC positively for it has put Madhes issues on the top but that alone is not enough. There were many agreements signed in the past but they were not honoured,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the NC and the CPN-MC move a proposal to amend the constitution, the UML will also support it. If it does not support it, it will lose its influence in Madhes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Madhesis resorted to movement to gain their rightful share in the constitution but Prime Minister Oli, never recognised that it was citizens’ movement,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “But we don’t see that happening anytime soon. We will see how things unfold before making concrete decisions,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:19:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have long been saying that the sooner this [Oli] government goes, the better it is, as it has always been reluctant to accommodate the Morcha’s views,” “The NC and Maoist Centre seem to be more flexible about seeking a solution at a political level though” External link

ekantipur Friday, July 15, 2016 6:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Leaders of both the parties--TMLP and Sadbhawana--have felt a need for unity. We will propose unity with other parties as well,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “We have issued an appeal today and we will hold talks with other like-minded parties, including the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, for unity,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “These are not constitution related demands, these are demands that the government should address to prepare environment for talks,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Our demand is amendment to some of the provisions of the constitution,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will respond to the PM after holding an internal meeting of the Morcha,” “We will make our position clear very soon” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT



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Rajendra Mahato observed : “The contribution that he (Singh) had made for the sake of the identity and rights of the Madhesi, indigenous, Muslims, and marginalised communities will always be remembered by posterity,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “When NC and NCP leaders ruled the country, they showed the same old ruling class mindset that discriminated against Madhesis and Janajatis,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “As the case relating to the dissolution of the Parliament is sub-judice at the Supreme Court, we’ll wait for the court’s verdict. And in a democracy we must defer to the court’s verdict,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “We have arrived at this situation because the constitution has lots of holes in it. Now that the Oli has already made a mistake by dissolving the House, we have to wait for the court verdict,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Even if the House is continued, we will be holding elections in around a year and a half,” “Our concerns will also be yet another important point that no one is talking about–the House is not restored and elections don’t happen on the declared dates” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Is not the Congress that should have taken the initiative to hold a joint protest?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party will discuss with the NC what issues to collaborate on when the next session begins,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have increased patrolling on the service lane to stop illegal parking and effort is on to remove unauthorised encroachments,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Despite restrictions due to Covid-19, we have been holding discussions on a regular basis,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, August 31, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It is an attack on the sentiments of millions of people living in the bordering areas where people from both sides naturally have matrimonial relationships,” “It seems Singha Durbar is for breaking people-to-people relations” External link

kathmandupost Monday, June 22, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “There is a proposal for issuing permanent residence card to foreign women married to Nepali men during the waiting period, but that can help these women enjoy only economic, social and cultural rights, but not political rights,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Today, the Tarai, Pahad and Himal are one in demanding our territory back. We do not just want our map, we want our land back,” External link

nepalitimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are no longer just Madhesi parties; we have combined the Rastriya Janata Party with the Samajvadi Party-Nepal and formed JSP-N, a national party and have submitted documents of merger to the Election Commission of Nepal,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “From now onward, we will highlight the national agenda and will not be limited to the Madhes region,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are no longer just Madhesi parties; we have combined the Rastriya Janata Party with the Samajvadi Party-Nepal and formed JSP-N, a national party and have submitted documents of merger to the Election Commission of Nepal,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “From now onward, we will highlight the national agenda and will not be limited to the Madhes region,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Is the Nepali Congress really serious?” “I only see it as a consolation, nothing more than that” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We know that the ruling party is not going to support our bill,” “But if the Nepali Congress decides to support our bill, we will also support theirs. But no discussion has taken place yet to that effect” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered an amendment on Monday evening and will table it in the current budget session of Parliament. The government has not kept its previous promises and that is why we are reviving the agenda of equal opportunity and representation for people of Madhes in the government of Nepal” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered an amendment on Monday evening and will table it in the current budget session of Parliament. The government has not kept its previous promises and that is why we are reviving the agenda of equal opportunity and representation for people of Madhes in the government of Nepal” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have registered a joint constitution amendment bill seeking amendments on 23 different issues,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “A nation does not only mean the geography; the people make up its important constituency and their concerns must also be taken into consideration,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Border disputes entail serious diplomatic dialogue and efforts, but the way the PM spoke in the House of Representatives recently antagonising India, gave the impression that he was spoiling the environment for dialogue with India. The kind of attitude that PM Oli has shown in the House won’t help us resolve our border disputes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “These territories that were there on our map vanished from the map for hundreds of years. Now, we have included them on our map,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “But the police refused to register the complaint as per orders from higher up,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 27, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Yes, we decided to go for a merger to deal a blow to Oli’s schemes,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Party Nepal ) : “We are rather still working on ways to materialise our unity bid with the Samajbadi Party,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 20, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “This is the most inhumane drama by Oli at this time of crisis when the world is fighting the pandemic,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, April 20, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “At this time of crisis, everyone is looking to the government for some kind of concrete assurance,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It was a new beginning for us, but it was not a successful test,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, March 9, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “But we have not received any official proposal yet,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The new two-point agreement helped break the deadlock that arose after we withdrew support given to the ruling party,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told ( about Deputy Speaker ) : “As the ruling party cannot keep both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker posts, it may approach us,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “The new development marks an end to the period of no dialogue,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Party Nepal ) : “Samajbadi Party leaders have told us that they will take a concrete decision on quitting the government through a meeting on November 30,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, October 28, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “SP-N leaders are saying that the decision to quit the government can be made by the unified party, but we are saying that the SP-N should do it now as the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)–led government is not ready to address our demands,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The SP-N must quit the government if it wanted to create a viable alternative force. The two old forces, the Nepali Congress and the NCP cannot ensure better governance and empowerment of marginalised communities,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We cannot form an alternative force with the SP sitting in the government,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government should have released our leaders and cadres who are serving terms at different jails, including lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, long ago,” “Hundreds of our protestors have been charged with fake cases and dozens are serving jail terms” External link

kathmandupost Monday, September 23, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “It will refuse to see the significance and necessity of the amendment even if his party gets one more term to lead the government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, September 20, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A home ministry official told media outlets that I was not among the eight persons whose nationality was revoked, but he clarified only after the damage had already been done to me,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have held talks with SP-N leaders and they have agreed in principle on unity with us but we are yet to discuss issues formally,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, July 7, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Our major objective to form the alternative force is to start a movement against the government. We cannot do that if one of the parties remains in the government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, June 28, 2019 6:35:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Probably they were there for a parliamentary delegation which I am not aware of,” External link

kathmandupost Monday, May 13, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Probably they were there for a parliamentary delegation which I am not aware of,” External link

ekantipur Monday, May 13, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Unity of all like-minded forces can create big momentum for the cause marginalised communities are championing. Unity of these two parties has dampened that hope,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the merger process moves ahead, the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal will have to pull out of the Oli government,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 3, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A strong alternative force is the need of the hour,” External link

kathmandupost Friday, May 3, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the merger process moves ahead, the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal will have to pull out of the Oli government,” External link

ekantipur Friday, May 3, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “A strong alternative force is the need of the hour,” External link

ekantipur Friday, May 3, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Province ) : “The coalition government in Province 2 has people’s mandate. It’s a movement in itself, it’s more than a power-sharing deal,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Province ) : “The coalition government in Province 2 has people’s mandate. It’s a movement in itself, it’s more than a power-sharing deal,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We waited for one year but the government did not do anything to address our demands and in this situation I do not see any rationale for the FSF-N to continue to be a coalition partner in the KP Sharma-led government,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Merger between the six Madhesi parties that created RJP-N was a message that the party is ready for merger with other like-minded parties, but that time again the FSF-N did not show willingness to merge with the RJP-N,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The FSF-N stated in its invite that the Nepali Congress and the NCP (NCP) were status-quoists, but the FSF-N itself was strengthening the hands of these forces,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “There should not be separate movements for equality, autonomy and identity. Rather, all the forces fighting for these things must unite,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If merger with other outfits happen, that will be much better, but even if merger does not happen, we will try at least to form a united front so that we can jointly fight for our cause,” External link

thehimalayantimes Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are going to unite all identity [-based] political forces and demonstrate against the court and the government,” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato criticised : “Was it only Resham who led protests in this country?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : “How can the court sentence a parliamentarian elected by the people to life imprisonment?” External link

kathmandupost Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If all agitators are to face life imprisonment, then almost all leaders who have participated in one or the other agitation in the past will face such punishment,” External link

thehimalayantimes Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

kathmandupost Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I know Resham Chaudhary was a protester during the Thaurhat movement,” “If the agitators are slapped with life imprisonment, why didn’t the court hand down life sentence to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, KP Sharma Oli and Girija Prasad Koirala?” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We’ve realized that all the government agencies are the same. People who have been subjected to exploitation won’t get justice from any of these agencies. People are forced to face punishments like life sentence under various pretexts,” “I respect the court but the court should also give justice to all. Now, we will go to the court of the people,” External link

kathmandupost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “Time has come to fight against the tendency of domination and exploitation,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I know Resham Chaudhary was a protester during the Thaurhat movement,” “If the agitators are slapped with life imprisonment, why didn’t the court hand down life sentence to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, KP Sharma Oli and Girija Prasad Koirala?” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We’ve realized that all the government agencies are the same. People who have been subjected to exploitation won’t get justice from any of these agencies. People are forced to face punishments like life sentence under various pretexts,” “I respect the court but the court should also give justice to all. Now, we will go to the court of the people,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : "Elected from Kailali, the son of Tharu, Resham Chaudhary shouldn't be present in this house? Why is he not present here? He came for agitation and agitated for his rights. Who didn't take part here in agitation," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato asked : "Mr Prachanda you also directed a movement for 10 years. You led the ' Jana Yuddha. ' Thousands of people got martyrdom for the sake of rights. Security officials also spared their life. Who is jailed? And Resham Chaudhary, elected by people, has to be in prison. What is this? Is he to face injustice for being a Tharu? Is this democracy and is this for which we had fought?" External link

business-standard Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have already waited for nine months, so we’ll wait for another week. If he addresses our concerns within a week, we’ll be more than happy. But if he fails to live up to his promise, then we’ll think of other measures,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:07:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums," External link

timescolonist Monday, September 18, 2017 11:57:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums," External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, September 18, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will continue with our demand but have decided we will also take part in the elections so that we can voice our demands in political forums,” External link

therepublic Monday, September 18, 2017 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “I told him we cannot trust the government,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:07:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The Morcha is considering various options including withdrawing support to the government,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “We announced protest after concluding that constitution amendment is nowhere on the agenda of major parties. More protest programmes would follow in coming weeks if our concerns are not met,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Our Party ) : “He is seeking excuses one after another to avoid constitution amendment. We don’t care how but the constitution should be amended before the local polls as promised. It should happen at any cost. Our party cannot support the polls without amendment,” External link

ekantipur Friday, February 17, 2017 10:09:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The ruling parties themselves are at odds over the constitution amendment proposal. They should first make a common position before reaching out to other parties for support,” External link

ekantipur Friday, February 3, 2017 7:15:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Three major parties had made a public commitment that Parliament would address and institutionalise all the agendas raised on the streets but they have misused votes to change people’s agendas,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:38:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have no alternative but to accept what’s on the table and keep fighting. Change takes time. It might take many years to achieve our demands,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The PM was in favour of forming a task force today, but Deuba asked for some time to discuss the matter in his party,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The LBRC report is not scientific and not based on population,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:47:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “The delineation of the provinces as it is in the Constitution works against the will of the Madhesi and indigenous people here. The UML has been a prime hindrance in our attempt to correct it through an amendment. It is only fair to kick the UML out from the Madhes, since it has been restricting the Madhesis in their own ground” External link

eurasiareview Monday, January 9, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The UML is betraying the Madhesi people, who voted them, by standing against their rights. If the party doesn’t change its harsh stance on amendment, a day will come when the people of Madhes will punish the UML,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “As constitution amendment is a must to address the concerns of Madhesi communities, it must happen at any cost for the welfare of the large community,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, January 2, 2017 3:52:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The constitution should be amended at any cost. We cannot support the elections without that. The UML should also support it if it wants the elections,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, January 1, 2017 6:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “But our struggle against the constitution will not end there. We will keep agitating for integration of the five districts into the Madhes provinces,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 25, 2016 7:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have no immediate plan to launch protests,” External link

ekantipur Friday, December 23, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The prime minister, however, said reports claiming three major parties were planning to keep the bill inactive declaring election dates were baseless,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “How can we support the bill when it does not address all our key issues,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “He registered the amendment proposal as promised. I am hopeful that he will keep his word this time and work to get the bill endorsed in Parliament,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We want elections to be held at all three levels local, provincial and parliamentary. However, we will not allow polls to be held before our concerns are addressed by amending the constitution,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:51:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “He sought to know our views on the amendment proposal,” “We told him that the bill cannot be accepted under existing circumstances. If the government really wants us to take ownership of the proposal, it should revise it” External link

ekantipur Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:18:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “This certainly does not address all of our demands,” External link

ekantipur Friday, November 25, 2016 7:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “So the Morcha is careful about not making its views public without going through the contents of the proposal until it enters Parliament,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They are answerable for allowing naturalised citizens to have the right to hold constitutional positions as the provision was in earlier constitutions, including the interim constitution of 2007,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They [major parties] are free to make amendments curtailing the rights of the people who will become naturalised citizens in future. But those who were given citizenship earlier should get all the rights guaranteed by the then constitution, including the right to hold constitutional positions,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We told him that the Morcha cannot accept constitution unless there is necessary amendment to it to address the concerns of the marginalised and excluded communities,” External link

ekantipur Friday, November 4, 2016 7:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The three parties are spreading lies that the people of the areas are against revision. We cannot accept a change unless these districts are shared between the hills and the plains,” External link

ekantipur Monday, October 31, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will raise this issue strongly when we sit for formal negotiations with the government, possibly by Sunday,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, October 30, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “At least there should be some basis that assures us that the dispute regarding the five districts will be settled. Although we had been demanding inclusion of the five districts in the Tarai provinces, we are ready to split the plains of those districts and incorporate them in Tarai provinces. It can be done either through a political agreement or from the federal commission,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Manu Singh ) : “The Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Center have blown the issue of impeachment motion registered against Lok Man Singh Karki out of proportion when they should be focusing on issues raised byof Madhesi and marginalised people through constitution amendment” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato suggested : “Let’s take the locals’ views and delineate the provinces accordingly,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Constitution amendment is a national need, rather than that only of the Madhesis, Tharus, Janajatis, Dalits and the disgruntled communities,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "Constitution amendment is a need of this whole nation and not just only of Madhesi, Tharu, Janjati, Dalit, among other communities," External link

ekantipur Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : "If the government fails to amend the constitution, it is no more relevant," External link

ekantipur Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government has failed to act as per our expectations. But I am still hopeful about a breakthrough,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:05:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “I told the PM that SRC’s report can be a good reference point as it was a result of well-planned research and meticulous work. Carving out provinces along the lines of the SRC’s report can address the concerns of Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the bill is not brought by then, we will begin our movement immediately after Chhath ,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have told the PM to bring a proposal for consensus before registering the amendment proposal in the Parliament,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added : “We have decided that the top UDMF leaders will meet the PM and remind him of the need to table a constitutional amendment bill soon as per the spirit of the three-point agreement,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We cannot wait forever. If the process if further delayed, we will take to the streets,” External link

ekantipur Friday, September 16, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about House ) : “I have told Deuba that once the constitutional amendment bill is tabled in the House, it will intensify debate on constitutional issues and build the environment for amendment to the constitution,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Last week, PM Dahal told me that the government would initiate the negotiation soon. I hope that they will stick to their words,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, September 6, 2016 5:34:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We were told that the government would do all necessary work within one week. It will be easy to start discussion on political matters once these issues are settled,” External link

ekantipur Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We are also in favour of election. But the constitution should be amended first to address the grievances of the agitating communities over the restructuring,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “We urge the government to give a complete shape to the commission formed to investigate the extra judicial killings during the Madhes movement,” External link

ekantipur Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The Maoist Centre and the NC look positive about addressing our concerns. There has to be give and take on both sides,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:03:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We want the government to do works that are under its jurisdiction first such as withdrawal of cases,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:13:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The non-political demands should be addressed to create an environment of trust for further dialogue. We are hopeful that the government will soon address the remaining concerns,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, August 13, 2016 6:15:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If a constitution amendment bill is tabled in the House, at least 40 Madhesi lawmakers of UML who represent the Madhes, will be under pressure to support it,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, August 7, 2016 2:56:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The aforementioned is our first condition. Along with this, if the concerned parties make a written pledge to forward a proposal for amendment of the statute to address our demands regarding review of provincial boundary, citizenship issues and the agenda of representation, we can think of supporting the government, albeit from outside,” “It’s good for us that the Maoist-NC alliance has asked for our support, but let me make it clear there is no question of joining the government until there is a solid guarantee that the demands of the Madhes will be fulfilled,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The government is engrossed in the worry of losing the chair, while the people are fighting to defend the border,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “The clash at Tilathi is the result of government’s lack of accountability. The government is bent on ruining the 'Roti-Beti' relationship between Nepal and India and stir a fight between the people of two countries. The government’s lack of responsibility has caused a situation where maternal uncle and nephew are fighting,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We always wanted to topple KP Oli government that showed towards India’s Utter Pradesh when we demanded separate Madhes state,” External link

ekantipur Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “They have not yet approached us seeking our support for a new government,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:10:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have taken the seven-point agreement signed by the NC and the CPN-MC positively for it has put Madhes issues on the top but that alone is not enough. There were many agreements signed in the past but they were not honoured,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “If the NC and the CPN-MC move a proposal to amend the constitution, the UML will also support it. If it does not support it, it will lose its influence in Madhes,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said ( about Sharma Oli ) : “Madhesis resorted to movement to gain their rightful share in the constitution but Prime Minister Oli, never recognised that it was citizens’ movement,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “But we don’t see that happening anytime soon. We will see how things unfold before making concrete decisions,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:19:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We have long been saying that the sooner this [Oli] government goes, the better it is, as it has always been reluctant to accommodate the Morcha’s views,” “The NC and Maoist Centre seem to be more flexible about seeking a solution at a political level though” External link

ekantipur Friday, July 15, 2016 6:28:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato told : “Leaders of both the parties--TMLP and Sadbhawana--have felt a need for unity. We will propose unity with other parties as well,” External link

ekantipur Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:54:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato added ( about Tarai Madhesh ) : “We have issued an appeal today and we will hold talks with other like-minded parties, including the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, for unity,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “These are not constitution related demands, these are demands that the government should address to prepare environment for talks,” External link

thehimalayantimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “Our demand is amendment to some of the provisions of the constitution,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Rajendra Mahato said : “We will respond to the PM after holding an internal meeting of the Morcha,” “We will make our position clear very soon” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
sadbhawana party chairman30.19%EN12/01/201301/12/2013
chairman15.09%EN09/28/201328/09/2013
chairman of sadbhawana party5.66%EN08/28/201328/08/2013
health minister41.51%EN01/03/201303/01/2013
leader7.55%EN11/30/201230/11/2012
Names Lang Count
Rajendra MahatoEN56.06%
Rajendra MahatoEU43.43%
Rajendra MahatoSA0.51%


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