An indigenous group from south Nepal declared on Thursday that it has withdrawn support for the government and plans to disrupt forthcoming district and municipal elections.
The group is called United Democratic Madhesi Front and they claim not to threaten the government with collapse but they intend to wreck the upcoming elections which are to take place in May. The group, led by Laxman Lal Karna, said that they plan to protest outside election offices across south Nepal.
Although the Madhesi group supported PM Pushpa Kamal Dalal in hope of change but as months passed they saw very little amendment in the constitution causing them to take away their faith in the government.
Previously, these ethnic groups opposed the constitution adopted in 2015 asking for more territory than they were assigned. The resistance led to violent protests in 2015 which killed over 50 people in south Nepal. They blocked the border with India for months causing severe shortages of fuel and medicine in Nepal.