Nepal Terai Congress

Nepal Terai Congress was a political party in Nepal. The party was founded in 1951 by Vedanand Jha, with the objective of seeking autonomy for the Terai.[1][2]

The party was founded after a split from the Nepali Congress.[3]

The party called for the recognition of Hindi, as the lingua franca of the Terai. The government, however, was unwilling to recognise Hindi.[4] Instead it stated that there were several languages spoken in the Terai, such as Maithili, Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Tharu.[5][6]


  1. ^ Commentary: Nepal's ethnic groups seek political role -
  2. ^ National The Telegraph - Weekly (Nepal)
  3. ^ Peoples Review Online news portal – The Tarai
  4. ^ Mercantile Connumications Pvt. Ltd
  5. ^ "Lhotshampa, Madhesi, Nepamul". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-26.
  6. ^ Nccs Book New