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RJP-N ministers to address protest rallies

- Post Report, JANAKPUR

Sep 14, 2018-

Rastriya Janta Party-Nepal (RJP-N), a key coalition partner of the Province 2 government, has decided to send its ministers and state ministers to address protest programmes at various places on the Constitution Day.

A meeting of the RJP-N presidium held in the Capital from September 10-13 had decided to organise protests on the Constitution Day to reiterate its displeasure over some provisions of the charter promulgated three years ago.

The constitution was promulgated on September 19, 2015, amid protests from the Madhesi community. The government of KP Sharma Oli has announced to celebrate the third anniversary of the charter promulgation across the country by organising various programmes.

 RJP-N, a Madhes-based political party, has decided to observe the day as a black day.

According to the decision taken by the RJP-N presidium Coordinator Mahanta Thakur, Province 2 Physical Infrastructure Minister Jitendra Sonal will address a protest rally in Saptari, Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Ram Naresh Raya will attend the rally in Siraha, Social Development Minister Nawal Kishor Sah in Dhanusha, and State Minister for Physical Infrastructure Dimple Jha will address a protest assembly in Mahottari.

Similarly, State Minister for Social Development Abhiram Sharma will take part in a rally in Sarlahi and State Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Suresh Mandal will address a rally in Rautahat.

Senior RJP-N leaders will also be attending the rallies in various parts of Province 2, Province 5 and Province 7. Thakur is scheduled to address the rallies in Parsa and Bara districts, Rajendra Mahato in Banke and Bardiya districts, Mahendra Rae Yadav in Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu districts of Province 5, and Anil Kumar Jha in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts of Province 7. Sharat Singh Bhandari will attend a protest rally in Jhapa of Province 1. Raj Kishor Yadav will participate in two rallies in Morang and Sunsari in Province 1.

The constitution was promulgated on September 19, 2015, amid protests from the Madhesi community. The government of KP Sharma Oli has announced to celebrate the third anniversary of the charter promulgation across the country by organising various programmes.

The party formed after the merger of six Madhes-based forces on April 20, 2017, also protested against the statute on the 2017 Constitution Day across Madhes. The Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal, which is now in government, was another prominent party that highlighted constitutional provisions it deemed unfair to the people of Madhes.

The SSF-N is a coalition partner while the RJP-N supports the Nepal Communist Party-led government in centre.

The party also boycotted the meeting held at the Home Ministry on September 2 convened to chart out the plan for marking the day and to form an organising committee.

Published: 14-09-2018 13:05

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