Deuba-Rana successful in RPP split
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.
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.