Dirty pol­i­tics in RPP

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RPP's splin­ter party RPP Demo­cratic chair­man Pashu­pati Shumsher Rana is play­ing dirty pol­i­tics to fin­ish RPP mother or­ga­ni­za­tion chaired by Ka­mal Thapa. Rana is yet to man­age nec­es­sary num­ber of the 40 per­cent cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers to split the party for­mally. He has ab­ducted CC mem­bers force­fully and it is learnt that he has kept them in three dif­fer­ent lux­ury re­sorts in Shiva­puri, Kami­danda and Na­garkot by keep­ing them out of con­tact even from their fam­ily. On Sun­day (13 Au­gust), the elec­tion Com­mis­sion had in­vited the party chair­man to ver­ify sig­na­ture of the 40 per­cent cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers. But Rana was able to man­age only 53 cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers whereas the re­quired num­ber is 66. There­fore, Rana has re­quested to give more time to ver­ify sig­na­ture. On 18 Au­gust, Rana should be able to man­age 66 cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers, oth­er­wise, RPP Demo­cratic will not be rec­og­nize as a for­mal party. Rana is learnt to have in­vested huge fund in buy­ing RPP MPs and cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­bers. Prime Min­is­ter Sher Ba­hadur Deuba, who is a closed rel­a­tive of Rana from his wife Dr Arju, is re­ceiv­ing fund­ing from Deuba, say source. Deuba is ready to of­fer four min­is­te­rial and four state min­is­te­rial port­fo­lios to those MPs who have left mother or­ga­ni­za­tion RPP.

Be­sides, Rana has dis­trib­uted dif­fer­ent as­sur­ances in­clud­ing of­fer­ing am­bas­sado­rial post to those who have joined Rana's party. Im­me­di­ately af­ter Rana's party will be rec­og­nized by the EC, it is sure that 8 MPs will be­come min­is­ter. But if Rana will fail to give recog­ni­tion to the party from the EC, some MPs are go­ing to lose their MP's po­si­tion.

Rana’s po­lit­i­cal path:

Not to be sur­prised, Rana wants to adopt re­pub­lic agenda as like in the past. Sim­i­larly, Rana haswished to de­velop a long-term al­liance with the NC to strengthen the party or­ga­ni­za­tion. Con­fus­ing is that have those MPs and CC mem­bers hav­ing strong be­lief on con­sti­tu­tional monar­chy gave up their fun­da­men­tal be­lief on Hindu king­dom? Any­way, Rana and PM Deuba are play­ing dirty game, which will not strengthen democ­racy at all.

Dou­ble demo­cratic?

Ras­triya Pra­jatantra Party Pra­jatantrik is the name cho­sen by the splin­ter group. In English, it reads Na­tional Demo­cratic Party Demo­cratic. There­fore, it sounds this party as dou­ble demo­cratic! It may hap­pen only in Nepal!

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