RPP to file case against EC for accepting RPP-D

Kathmandu, August 24

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has decided to file a case at the Supreme Court against the decision of the Election Commission to register the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Democratic.

As per the SC verdict, the poll panel registered the RPP-D yesterday.

A single bench of Justice Tej Bahadur KC had on Monday issued an interim order against the EC’s decision to re-verify the signatures submitted by Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana for forming a new party. The bench also asked the EC to decide on the process of registering the Rana-led party and granting his party a new election symbol.

RPP Co-spokesperson Mohan Shrestha his party would file case against the EC decision at the apex court tomorrow. He said that the RPP-D did not have support of 40 percent central working committee members, which is needed to split the party.

“The EC did not even think that it was necessary to verify the signatures and registered the party,” he said, adding that the RPP would continue its legal battle and focus on the upcoming elections.

The RPP claimed that the signatures of over a dozen central working members and lawmakers that the RPP-D submitted, were fake.

Rana had split the Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra  Party on August 6 and had filed an application at the EC the same day for forming a new party — Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Democratic.