Kathmandu, November 23
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party today said the party would continue its support to the government and play a positive role in the constitution amendment process.
With RPP support, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal led coalition government has the support of 388 lawmakers in the 601-member Parliament that currently has 504 members.
The first Central Committee meeting of the RPP after the unification, held in Kathmandu has also decided to be flexible on resolving the Madhes problem.
“Our party will continue supporting the government,” said RPP’s Co-spokesperson Mohan Shrestha. He said that his party would do its best to resolve the problems of Madhes and play a positive role in the constitution amendment process.
Shrestha, however, said that the party would make public its official view tomorrow.
According to Shrestha, majority of the Central Committee leaders, who spoke today, were of the view that all political parties, including Madhesi parties should rise above partisan politics.
The leaders were of the view that Madhes problems should be resolved at the earliest. They said that the constitution could not be implemented without resolving the problems of Madhes, otherwise a constitutional crisis would arise.
Shrestha informed that 54 RPP central committee members put forth their views in today’s meeting. RPP’s Central Committee member Kiran Giri said the party had also decided to go to the public with the Hindu state agenda. The party has also decided to organise big mass gatherings in big cities.
“We have discussed the modality of unifying the party from the top to the lower level and have also fixed the time frame for this job,” said Giri.
Pashupati Shumsher JB Rana-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal had merged on Sunday.
The unified party has now become the fourth largest party with 37 members in the Parliament.
The RPP said that its central Committee meeting will continue tomorrow as well.
A version of this article appears in print on November 24, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.