RPP-Nepal CC mulls pullout threat

KATHMANDU: The Central Committee (CC) meeting of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) held at the capital on Tuesday will take a decision on the party’s threat to withdraw its support to government, citing the government’s inability to control the sky rocketing price hike and maintain peace and security in the country.

According to RPP-Nepal joint general secretary Rajaram Shrestha said the party wants to withdraw its support to the government for its failure to draft the new constitution and take peace process to a logical end. He added that the government was unable to provide security in the nation following the increase in the number of killings and incidents of violence. He further said that the government also displayed high handedness during the general strike and Singha Durbar picketing organised by the party.

There are four lawmakers from the RPP-N in the Constituent Assembly.

Earlier Nepal Workers and Peasant Party (NWPP), also a fringe party which has five members in the CA of the current 22 party government, had withdrawn its support to the government. After the NWPP decision, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal held talks with its chairman Narayan Man Bijukchhe at the latter’s residence.