Fringe parties against four-party agreement

KATHMANDU: Some two dozen fringe political parties took exception to the major political parties’ decision to form the Chief Justice led-government saying that they were neglected by the major parties in the government formation process. However, the fringe parties have not challenged the major parties’ decision in principle to form the CJ-led election government.

A meeting of the 24 parties represented in the dissolved Constituent Assembly at International Convention Hall, New Baneshwor, protested the major parties’ bossism for trying to impose their political syndicate in the country. They also protested the major parties’ decision to amend the Interim Constitution in unnecessary issues.

Prem Bahadur Singh, a leader present at the meeting, said the meeting also condemned the major parties claiming that the parties also devalued the dignity of the President by making the President Office as their party office. The parties have also demanded a package deal without breaching the theory of power separations.

Minister for Cooperatives Yeknath Dhakal said that the major parties’ discussions were not transparent and the consensus made without their participation was not acceptable to them. The fringe parties including Federal Socialist Party, Rastriya Janashakti Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, CPN (Unified) and Nepal Pariwar Dal, among others have escalated their plan to form an alliance.