‘RJPN will join force with parties having synonymous views in their fight against govt’

Raj Kishor Yadav

KATHMANDU, April 15: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) presidium member Raj Kishor Yadav said that his party will join force with the political parties having similar principles in their struggle against the government.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Monday, Yadav, also the former minister, said, “We continued supporting the government for a year. But, the we withdrew our support after the ruling Nepal Communist Party kept ignoring our demands.”

The disgruntled Madhes-based regional party in March officially withdrew its support given to the government days after their lawmaker Resham Lal Chaudhary, the main suspect of 2015 Tikapur massacre, was slapped with 10 years of imprisonment.  The party accused he government of failing to address their demands as per the agreement including constitution amendment, not releasing those arrested during Madhes and Tharuhat agitation, not withdrawing cases filed in courts against them and not helping them with medical treatment.

Asserting that the government has weakened the federal system, Yadav accused the ruling party working seriously to maintain peace, good governance and prosperity in the country despite commanding two-third majority in the House.

“The government must do homework to make people realize that they are doing a lot to make difference in people’s lives,” he said.

“Instead, the government is doing the opposite. They become aggressive toward the people and the party who put forth different opinion.”

“We are being united to pressure the government and make them aware of their current activities. We will join force with the parties carrying similar principle to make our struggle against the government result-oriented.”

He also shared that his party is fully busy preparing for the upcoming general convention.