Birgunj, July 16 :
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has threatened to take to the streets if the government led by the seven-party alliance tries to exclude it from policy-making. â€œThe SPA is trying to sideline us, saying it alone was active in the Jana Andolan II,â€ RPP president Pashupati Shumsher Rana said today, adding, â€œWe will launch an agitation if we are sidelined.â€
Addressing district-level party cadres in City Hall, Rana said his party boycotted the civic poll and asked the then royal government to reinstate peopleâ€™s rights. The RPP central leadership had officially given the district leadership the right to decide on the issue of participation in the municipal polls.
â€œIt is wrong of the SPA to say our party was not involved in Jana Andolan II,â€ he said. â€œThe SPA should remember our party was split up into two by vested interests who used government resources to do so.â€
Rana said the issue of citizenship to Madhesis should be made an agenda in the constituent assembly. The government promised to tackle the issue prior to the election to a constituent assembly after RPP raised it in the House. He vowed RPP would not participate in any election to a constituent assembly unless the four million Madhesis are allowed to vote in it.