KATHMANDU — The left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) is preparing to field Krishna Bahadur Mahara for the post of House Speaker. The two parties, however, have not made any official announcement about who will be the candidate for the Speaker till this evening.
With the majority seast of left alliance, there is a high possibility that Mahara, who had won the federal parliament election from Dang-2, will be the Speaker of the House.
It has been learnt thta ,apart from Mahara, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Dev Gurung and former Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar among others from the Maoist Centre have also expressed their willingness to become the Speaker.
Filing of nominations for the election to the post of Speaker has been scheduled for Friday while the election has been slated for Saturday.
Meanwhile, former Speaker Subash Nembang has claimed for the post of Speaker from CPN-UML.
Senior leaders of the UML have claimed that Nembang’s role will be strong to make the federal parliament effective as he has already led the Constituent Assembly as the Chairman for two times. He has also has the experience of interim Parliament Speaker.
But, the Maoist Centre had already claimed the post of Speaker while allocating key posts during the process of party unification of the two parties. Maoist Centre had supported Bidya Devi Bhandari for the post of President leaving their stance for the post as per the same agreement.
The Maoist Centre had claimed for the posts of Vice-President and Speaker after the UML demanded the posts of President and Prime Minister.Follow @gorkhapost
RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party
KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.
Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.
Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.
Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.
Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.
Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.
LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).Follow @gorkhapost