Rabindra Mishra asks EC to secure Sajha Party's name, election symbol

KATHMANDU: Former journalist Rabindra Mishra on Wednesday registered an application at the Election Commission of Nepal asking it to secure the name and election symbol of his yet-to-be formed political party.

The party has been named Sajha Party and it has chosen "scale" (taraju) as its election symbol, according to one of members of the founding team.

Mishra brought his media career to a close to jump on the bandwagon of politics. He was the chief editor of BBC Nepali Service.

The Election Commission has currently halted the registration of new political parties.

Mishra is the coordinator of Sajha Party.  It is believed that some former bureaucrats, intellectuals and journalists are also on board with Mishra in his team.

In a statement issued yesterday, Mishra revealed that the party will embrace “Welfare Democracy and Liberal Welfare Economy” as its ideologies.

Mishra has announced that his party will aim at creating a common platform to bring together honest and capable Nepalis from all walks of life for the sake of clean politics to transform Nepal.

He has urged people to come forward and utilise the platform "for the peaceful, graceful, patriotic and development-focused political uprising.”