Gachchhadar's Nepal Democratic Forum to join Nepali Congress

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Nepal Democratic Forum-led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar is joining Nepali Congress. 
“Both the parties have agreed on this issue in principle but several issues are still remaining. So it is not yet finalized that the official announcement of the unification will be made today,” an NC leader informed Setopati. 
Gachhadar was earlier linked to Congress. He was Congress MP from 2048 BS to 2056 BS. He defected the party after Deuba formed Nepali Congress (Democratic) by splitting from Nepali Congress.  
He joined Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum led by Upendra Yadav in 2064 BS. He participated in the Dahal-led government from the party.  
After the Dahal-led government quitted the government, he joined Madhav Nepal’s government. His party is now named Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic. 
His party has huge influence on the Tharu settlements of Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dang, Sunsari and Morang, among others of Tarai.