Better for Madhes if Prachanda becomes next PM rather than Oli: Anil Jha


KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Anil Jha, member of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, on Saturday has argued that it will be better for Madhes if CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ becomes the prime minister of new government rather than CPN-UML Chair KP Oli.

“I have already said this. I want to say this today as well that Prachanda is a more liberal leader than Oli. Prachanda has already worked in favor of federalism, inclusiveness and proportional representation,” said Jha at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Saturday.

“It will be better for Madhes if Prachanda heads the new government,” he added.

Jha also said that the present government should appoint governors and fix temporary capitals without dillydallying.

“We clearly told Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to decide on the issues during the all-party meeting. The constitution provisions the government to decide on province capitals and governors. Thus, the government should not drag other parties on these issues,” he said adding, “The government should decide on these matters immediately.”

Jha also said that RJPN is not eager to join the central government as the party’s focus was to form government in province 2 with Federal Socialist Forum Nepal. He said, “Our struggle is amendment of constitution and fulfillment of Madhes agendas. The people have given us mandate for the same. Thus, our focus is not the central government but on the provincial government.”