‘Province 2 coalition will remain intact’

- AJIT TIWARI, SANTOSH SINGH, JANAKPUR

Jun 5, 2018-

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has ruled out the possibility of change in power equation in Province 2.

The RJP-N Parliamentary Party leader Jitendra Sonal on Monday told the Provincial Assembly meeting in Janakpur that the provincial government, led by the

coalition of the RJP-N and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN), was formed with a ‘special political mission’ and would remain intact regardless of the latter’s decision to join the Nepal Communist Party-led central government.

“The recent agreement between Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal will not affect the power equation in Province 2,” said Sonal, who is also the Province Minister for Physical Infrastructure.

The Upendra Yadav-led SSF-N joined the central government following a two-point deal with the NCP

last week. The SSF-N move has led many to think that there could be a change in power equation in Province 2 as well. Sonal disagrees with this notion.

“The current coalition was not forged for any privileges or vested interests. It was formed before the elections to achieve important goals, like implementing republic federal order and ensuring the rights of the Madhes community,” he

NC wants Modi’s visit expenses disclosed

The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded the Province 2 government to disclose the expenses made during recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Janakpur. Addressing the Province Assembly on Monday, NC Parliamentary Party leader Ram Saroj Yadav demanded that the government should furnish the details of expenses made for Modi’s visit. Some local news sites have reported about irregularities committed by the province executive and Janakpur Sub-Metropolis in the name of preparations for Modi’s Janakpur visit.

Published: 05-06-2018 07:00

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