OSNEPALNEWS, Kathmandu, 8th March: An 11-point agreement paper was signed between government and Free Madhes campaigner and coordinator of Alliance for Independent Madhes Raut during a joint press meeting held in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa signed the agreement on behalf of the government. Raut said, “This peaceful transition is a matter of happiness for all Nepalis and it should be understood and valued.”
Raut, coordinator of the Alliance for Independent Madhes, was released yesterday. He arrested on October 7 last year from the premises of Rautahat District Court for instigating an organised crime against the state. Prime Minister KP Oli praised Raut for his ability to understand and make firm decisions on matters of national concern.