Rastriya Prajatantra Party decides to abstain from vice-presidential electionNepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), and CPN (Unified Socialist) have decided to support Janata Samajbadi Party’s Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav.
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to abstain from voting in the vice-presidential election slated for Friday.
RPP had also abstained from the Presidential election held last week.
Previously, leaders in the pro-monarchy party had voiced that casting votes in the presidential election would be against the party’s political line.
Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), and the CPN (Unified Socialist) have decided to support Janata Samajbadi Party candidate Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav in the upcoming vice-presidential election.
Three candidates are vying for the nation’s second-highest post.
Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav of the Janata Samajbadi Party and Mamata Jha of the Janamat Party from the ruling alliance have filed their candidacies for the post of Vice President.
Similarly, UML’s vice-chair Astalaxmi Shakya also filed her candidacy for the vice president’s post.
Pramila Yadav, too, had filed her candidacy but later announced her withdrawal to support Ram Sahay of her party.