Alliance with NC reason behind defeat: RPP

RPP central working committee

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Majority of the RPP leaders speaking at the party’s central working committee meeting on Thursday noted that the alliance forged with NC was the major reason behind the party’s loss in the recent federal and provincial elections.

It may be noted that the party won one seat to the House of Representatives based on an electoral alliance reached with the CPN-UML in the eastern region.

They also reasoned that the party failed to cross the minimum threshold as it had fielded its candidates in only five of the 165 constituencies, according to party spokesperson Bhuvan Pathak. So far 58 leaders have spoken in the meeting that began on Wednesday and will continue tomorrow as well.

Division in the party and internal strife, the decision of the party to join the present government were also pointed out as reasons for the defeat. RSS