RJPN true regarding Madhes concerns; but not against the election: Karna


KATHMANDU, July 13: Laxman Lal Karna, top leader of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), has said that his party is not against the election.

Speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Thursday, he said, “We have never rejected the election. We made an agreement with the government on Wednesday. The government has promised us that it would endorse the constitution amendment bill, withdraw the cases filed against our party cadres within a week, compensate those injured during the Madhes movement and increase the number of local units in the southern plains.”

“If the government does as it pledged, we will obviously participate in the election,” he added.

Reminding that the RJPN had repeatedly made deals with the government regarding the Madhes concerns, he said, “The government has told us that they are also holding talks with the main opposition party CPN-UML. I hope that the government will not disappoint us.”

Commenting on the possibilities of increasing the election constituencies up to 240, he warned that if the number of constituencies is added in order to facilitate the needs of big parties, people would take action against it. “Our party will object it,” added Karna.