Sanghiya Samajbadi forms talks team

- TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu
To hold dialogue with RJP-Nepal, Naya Shakti Nepal, Janamukti Party, and Hamro Communist Party, among others

Dec 10, 2018-

The Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal has formed a six-member team led by its Co-chairman Rajendra Shrestha to hold dialogue with different like-minded political parties including the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal.

The two-day central com-mittee meeting that con-cluded here on Sunday decided to form the panel comprised of Vice-chair man Rakam Chemjong,General Secretary Ram Sahay Yadav,  Joint-general Secretary  Prakash Adhikary,  Secretary Mohammad Istiyak Rai and politburo member Mahendra Thapa.

Formation of the team comes at a time when the RJP-N is embroiled in an internal dispute after Rajendra Mahato took over the leadership of the party presidium in a significant move.

However, SSF-Nepal Co-chair Shrestha claimed that the RJP-N as a whole was not involved in the uni-fication talks--they were in touch with the disgruntled group of the party.

“The panel was formed to bring together all the real federalist forces,” he said, adding that groups unhappy at the formation of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) would merge with the SSF-N soon.

Those unhappy about the merger of the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) have formed the Hamro Communist Party, which was preparing to merge with the SSF-Nepal together with the Rastriya J anamukti Party.

The panel would also hold dialogue with the Baburam Bhattarai-led  Naya Shakti Nepal.

The central committee has formed another panel  led by senior leader Ashok Rai to discuss with the gov-ernment an amendment to the constitution.

The Rai-led panel  includes Co-chair Shrestha, Vice-chairs Chemjong and Renu Kumari Yadav and General Secretary Ram Sahay. Deputy Prime  Minister and party Chairman Upendra Yadav was holding discussions with the prime minister. With the new panel in place negotiations with the gov-ernment are expected to expedite, said Shrestha.

Citing the lack of prepa-rations, the party has also decided to postpone its national convention sched-  uled for February 11-13. The first national unity convention will now be held in Janakpur on May 11-13.

Published: 10-12-2018 08:00

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