RJP chief told to forge democratic alliance

Kathmandu, November 21:

The Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) has asked party Chairman and former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa to initiate a “unification process” with other parties to form a broader democratic alliance in the country.

Those parties, according to party spokesperson Sarbendra Nath Shukla, however, will have to qualify the “clauses” put forth by the RJP. Parties who stick to the basic principles of democracy, committed to the Parliament announcement, protesting the February 1 Royal move, and committed to the Jana Andolan II are eligible for the unity.

A meeting of the party today discussed giving a “final shape” to the action plan for the party’s upcoming general convention scheduled for March 15 next year tentatively.

An 11-member committee has been formed to discuss and draft the action plan to be submitted to the party executive committee for approval, Shukla said.