RJP adamant they will boycott second phase of local polls

The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), Nepal has reiterated its stance to escape the second phase of the local level polls until the constitution was amended on the basis of population.

The party has also accused the major political parties of not being sincere to the demands of the Madhesi community.

At an interaction programme today, member of the party presidium Rajendra Mahato said that his party would not join the second phase of the local level polls scheduled on June 28 adding that the government has not urged his party to put back the polls in Province No. 2.

‘not consulted’

RJP Nepal also accused the government of rescheduling the elections date in Province 2 without consulting them.

Talking to media in Parasi, Nawalparasi before RJPN’s scheduled gathering, RJPN leader Rajendra Mahato claimed that no agreement had been reached with the government on rescheduling the polls.

“Elections should be organised in one go from Jhapa to Kanchanpur. We won’t let the elections take place until ‘faults’ in the constitution are rectified.”

He also accused the government of a plot to divide Madhes.

Likewise, saying Madhes issue could not be resolved just by rescheduling the polls, another RJPN leader Mahanta Thakur said environment conducive has not been created for the second round of elections yet. RSS