Tharuhat Tarai Loktantrik merges with Naya Shakti

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 14, 2017-

Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai led Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) is now represented in the Legislature-Parliament with the merger of the party with Ganga Satgauwa Chaudhary led Tharuhat Tarai Party Loktantrik (TTP-L) on Monday.

Bhattarai had deserted the then Unified CPN Maoist, abandoning his membership of the Legislature- Parliament as soon as the Constituent Assembly (CA) promulgated the new constitution and formed NSN.

As part of its bid to develop the party as one of the major political forces of the country, NSN has been holding talks on merger with several fringe and regional parties. Many parties have already been merged.

Chaudhary had recently split from the mother party—Tharuhat Tarai Party—with two lawmakers to form Tharuhat Tarai Party Loktantrik.

Also the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Legislature Committee, Chaudhary said she was awarded the leader of the NSN Parliamentary Party and two of her party’s nine central members have been inducted in the NSN's 99-member Central Committee. She added the other members would be adjusted in Central Council and other different committees of NSN.

NSN leader Khimlal Devkota said Ganga Chaudhary and Shambhu Chaudhary were inducted in the central committee and she would become the leader of the NSN parliamentary party following the process of unification through the Election Commission.

Asked why she decided to merge her party with NSN, Chaudhary said TTP-L central committee meeting decided to merge with NSN after the latter agreed to internalise all the agenda of her party.

She added the other reasons that led to the merger decision were the issue of threshold being strongly raised and the labelling of her party as regional party.


Published: 14-02-2017 19:41

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