KATHMANDU — Five Madhes-based parties have announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party on Thursday.
Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhesh Democratic Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawna Party, Mahendra Raya Yadav-led Tarai Madhesh Sadbhawana Party, Sarat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party and Raj Kishore Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikari last night joined hands to form a new party.
The unified party has decided to choose ‘umbrella’ as its election symbol.
The unified party has decided to form a group committee to run the party following a dispute among the leadership.
The five parties have altogether 24 lawmakers in the Parliament.Follow @gorkhapost
Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive
KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.
Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.
“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.
According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.
Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.Follow @gorkhapost