RJP-N meeting ends indecisiveRastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s (RJP-N) three-day huddle to decide its general convention and select Parliamentary Party leader proved inconclusive on Saturday.
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s (RJP-N) three-day huddle to decide its general convention and select Parliamentary Party leader proved inconclusive on Saturday.
The six leaders in the party presidium will take a call on crucial issues of the party on Sunday after considering views of its political committee members.
Party General Secretary Keshav Jha said, “Since the meeting of political committee failed to come to a conclusion, the presidium would try to take necessary decisions regarding the plans for the national convention and the parliamentary party on Sunday.”
The leaders of the political committee have entrusted the leaders in the presidium to come up with concrete and uniform decision on the plans for the first national convention of the unified party.
The party has already declared that the national convention would be held on April 20-22 next year.
The meeting has clearly mandated the presidium to either join the government or begin the movement to withdraw support to the KP Sharma Oli government.
Opinion of leaders in the presidium remains divided. Therefore, they have failed to take major decisions for the party to move forward.
Some leaders, including Mahendra Raya Yadav, are for declaring the existing central committee as the National Convention Organising Committee while others pitched for holding conferences of all the lower committees in the nine- month period ahead of the national convention as that would strengthen the party.
The meeting mandated the presidium to select the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader at the earliest by endorsing the statute of the PP.
Since most of the leaders were for dissolving the existing system of six-member presidium, the party is expected to endorse the statute that incorporates one-person leadership system.
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) is the third largest party in the Parliament.