Nepal | July 04, 2020

Presidium system to be scrapped

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, May 19

Stung by a severe criticism for not getting rid of the presidium system, leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal today decided to get rid of the system after its first General Convention in November.

RJP-N leader Rajendra Mahato said his party decided to drop presidium as majority of party cadres criticised the system saying the presidium that required the consent of all six members in the presidium for reaching a decision, was the root cause of indecision in the party and the party’s failure to carry out its political activities.

The party amended Article 31 (10) of its statute to insert the sentence that the General Convention of the party would be held within three days. Earlier, the clause stated that the GC would be held within two years. The new amendment to the party statute allowed the party to hold its GC after the expiry of the two years’ deadline for GC.

RJP-N was created following a merger of six Madhesi parties — Sadbhawana Party, National Madhes Socialist Party, Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party-Nepal and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Republican.


A version of this article appears in print on May 20, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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