RJPN ready to contest in elections despite constitution amendment failure


KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) will partake in the upcoming election despite the constitution amendment proposal failed to make it through the parliament.

“We accept the result; and we have made up mind to participate in the upcoming polls while continuing to struggle for the amendment of constitution,” said Mahendra Raya Yadav while talking to Rishi Dhamala at a radio program ‘Nepali Bahas’ on Tuesday.

“Our party will make a formal decision on poll participation today (on Tuesday),” he added.

Leader Yadav also accused the main opposition CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) of disregarding the people’s demands by voting against the proposal. He added, “Failure in the revision of constitution is the failure in the implementation of constitution. UML and RPP are hugely responsible for it.”

“RPP betrayed Madhesi people in the final hour.”

“It also questions their willingness to make constitution acceptable to all people,” he furthered adding, “They have only added more crises to the nation.”

The bill was tabled at the parliament at the request of the agitating RJPN. But it collapsed after it failed to garner two-thirds majority in favor after the main opposition UML and RPP voted against it.

The bill was registered in the parliament on April 11 by the previous government le by CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as demanded by the Madhes-baded political parties.

The Madhes-based parties, demanding greater political representation of Madhesi communities, has sought revision in constitutional provisions on citizenship, language, representation in the upper house and federal boundaries.

Leader Yadav further said that his party (RJPN) will now focus on poll preparation.