Kathmandu, 15 July, 2017 : As the ruling parties failed to ensure passage of the constitution amendment bill within a week as demanded by the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, the party is preparing to hold a meeting of either its Central Working Committee of Central Committee to decide on its next course of action.
RJP-N leader Rajendra Mahato said since the issues that faced the party demanded comprehensive discussion, the party would take a call on its next course of action by holding a meeting of either in the 815-member Central Committee or 135-members Central Working Committee.
Mahato said people of Madhes had reposed faith in the RJP-N for winning their rights, particularly after the Upendra Yadav led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and Bijay Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Democratic Forum, participated in the elections without ensuring fulfillment of the demands of Madhesi forces.
He said it would be difficult for the RJP-N to participate in the third phase of local polls slated for September 18 without the government fulfilling the party’s demands.
“My personal opinion is that the RJP-N should not participate in elections without its key demands being addressed. If the RJP-N takes part in the election abandoning its agendas, people of Madhes will lose faith in the party,” Mahato said and added that the failure of the RJP-N would disappoint Madhesis.
RJPN leader Brikhes Chandra Lal said the ruling parties had mustered two thirds majority but they were saying that they did not have the required majority to pass the bill just because the ruling parties were hand in glove with the main opposition CPN-UML to keep the RJP-N out of the poll process.
“We have no option but to resort to struggle to win equal rights for Madhesis and other marginalised communities,” Lal added.