Deuba-Rana suc­cess­ful in RPP split

People's Review - - FRONT PAGE - By Our Re­porter

As this Weekly had dis­closed, the Deuba plan to split RPP in last week's is­sue, fi­nally, Deuba has be­come suc­cess­ful to split RPP the fourth largest party in the Par­lia­ment. Deuba, by giv­ing at­trac­tion of min­is­te­rial po­si­tion, has be­come suc­cess­ful to split the party.

Pashu­pati Shumsher Rana, se­nior leader in RPP, by col­lect­ing sig­na­ture of 72 cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers and 22 MPs, has reg­is­tered a new party RPP-Demo­cratic at the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Just seven month ago, the two RPPs had uni­fied by strength­en­ing its po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy – Hindu King­dom with pow­er­ful lo­cal units. The uni­fied party had op­posed the fed­eral struc­ture. Along with uni­fi­ca­tion of the RPPs, for­eign pow­ers who were cam­paign­ing for Chris­tian­ity were afraid from RPP be­com­ing a strong po­lit­i­cal party. There­fore, a con­spir­acy started to split the con­sol­i­dated party. Im­me­di­ately after the na­tional con­ven­tion, se­nior leader Prakash Chandra Lo­hani left the party and formed RPP-Na­tion­al­ist. Again, Rana had split the mother party by down­siz­ing RPP Nepal's pre­vi­ous strength of 24 MPs to just 12 MPs.

Rana-Deuba de­sign: RPP's splin­ter party's chair­man Rana is fa­therin-law of Prime Min­is­ter Sher Ba­hadur Deuba by re­la­tion as Rana is un­cle of Arju Deuba, wife of Deuba. By en­joy­ing such re­la­tions, Deuba was able to in­flu­ence Rana.

RPP chair­man Ka­mal Thapa was of the view of join­ing the gov­ern­ment with pres­tige and dig­nity but not join­ing the gov­ern­ment in a hu­mil­i­at­ing man­ner. Deuba and Push­paka­mal Da­hal, ma­jor part­ners of the present coali­tion gov­ern­ment al­ready of­fered Bi­jaya Gach­hadar, chair­man of a small party than RPP the DPM port­fo­lio along with lu­cra­tive min­istries, but they de­nied to of­fer DPM's po­si­tion to RPP. There­fore, Thapa was tak­ing stance for not join­ing the gov­ern­ment. How­ever, some MPs were of the view of join­ing the gov­ern­ment at any cost and Rana was co­or­di­nat­ing with PM Deuba.

Deuba has al­ready al­lot­ted im­por­tant min­istries and now there left some small min­istries which are for RPP.

Splin­ters’ char­ac­ter:

Those who have split from RPP, they have no any ide­o­log­i­cal ideas, rather than their hun­gry for power. There­fore, the splin­ter party has be­come agenda-less and there is no fu­ture of this new party. Nev­er­the­less, the mother party RPP has also be­come de­mor­al­ized as a big junk of MPs have quit the mother party.

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