PFN factions announce merger

Kathmandu, November 27:

Two ad hoc committees of People’s Front Nepal (PFN) today announced a merger. The decision follows a joint convention of both the factions held on Saturday.

The worst for the party seems to be over now as the party was still split even after the Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal (RJN) and the PFN had joined hands to form the Jana Morcha Nepal in June. Today’s announcement was made by Nava Raj Subedi, the general secretary of the party, at a press conference in the capital.

The party also flayed the political parties’ failure to decide the fate of monarchy through a referendum. It further said chiefs of security agencies have gone scot free despite the role they played in trying to suppress the mass movement. The party also decided to keep away from the interim government and protested the government’s decision to keep the Rayamajhi commission report confidential.The party announced a countrywide campaign for a republican order.

Pokharel expelled from party

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Party of People’s Front Nepal on Monday expelled its leader and veteran parliamentarian, Leelamani Pokharel, from the party.

A statement issued by the party said the notification to this effect has been issued much in line with the HoR regulations, even as it said that jobs done by Pokharel as an MP will be deemed unconstitutional. Pokharel has been accused of spreading anarchy, indiscipline and groupism in the party. — HNS