RJP to take part in all elections
Rastriya Janata PartyNepal (RJP-N) the unified political force of the six Madhes-based parties, that boycotted the first and the second phases of the local polls has decided to take part in the third phase of the local polls scheduled for September 18 and the provincial and federal elections slated for November 26. The RJP-N last Thursday formally announced its decision to take part in the local and the federal and provincial polls. It also registered the party with the Election Commission for the purpose of participating in the federal and provincial elections. RJP-N presidium coordinator Mahantha Thakur said in the press conference organised to make public the decision of the office bearers meeting that they decided to take part in the elections. However, with the decision of the party to take part in the polls, the leaders and cadres have been fighting to get the tickets for the posts of mayors and chairmen in the municipalities and the Gaunpalikas. The RJP-N that had agreed to accept the results of the voting on the constitution amendment bill kept its words and decided to take parts in the elections. The RJP-N leaders said they decided to take part in the polls stating that all their demands except for the amendment to the constitution were addressed. The RJP-N that had threatened to disrupt the local polls failed to disturb the elections even in the province-5. Instead, some leaders of the RJP-N took part in the polls. With the RJP-N's decision to take part in the polls, uncertainty about holding all the polls by the deadline of January 21, 2018 has ended.