Confusion in RJP-N over party establishment dayThe Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, which was formed last year following a merger of six Madhes-based fringe parties, has yet to decide on the date for party’s first national convention.
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, which was formed last year following a merger of six Madhes-based fringe parties, has yet to decide on the date for party’s first national convention.
The six parties had announced their merger on April 20 last year and the first meeting of the newly-formed RJP-N endorsed the decision on May 2. Subsequently, the party applied for registration at the Election Commission on July 7. After endorsing the registration on July 14, the EC informed the party on July 16.
The party had promised the EC to hold its national convention and finalise office bearers of the party’s central committee within a year.
But the leaders have to decide the deadline yet which would have allowed them to ask the poll body for an extension of the national convention date.
“RJP-N has not yet fixed its establishment date. We are ready to consider July 14 as the cut off day,” said RJP-N General Secretary Keshav Jha.
Leaders claimed that the party could not convene a meeting as the party coordinator had been to India for more than 45 days for a medical check-up.
Even the political meeting, scheduled for Friday, might also be postponed with most of the political committee members attending the Province 2 government’s presentation of its police and programmes on Thursday. It would take a few more day before Parliament approves the policies and programmes and the provincial government endorses a budget.
At Wednesday’s presidium meeting, the party finalise the statute of the parliamentary party paving the way for the national convention. The leaders also discussed regulations and party’s declaration.