August 15, 2017 03:30 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 15: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has summoned an emergency meeting of the central working committee (CWC) for August 18.
The party has, in the wake of a split within the party and the withdrawal of support to the government, called the CWC emergency meeting in Hetauda to determine its strategy for the future course of action, according to party Spokesperson Bhuwan Pathak.
The August 18 meeting will discuss the probability of unification with various 'nationalist' political forces close to the party in terms of ideology and a role that party supposed to play to see a success in the provincial and central elections, Pathak added
Possibility of party's role in lending a hand in humanitarian assistance and rescue works during natural disaster(s), review of contemporary political situation in the country and evaluation of the local level election are the agenda of discussions of the meeting.
Though there is a provision for a total 166 central members in the party, a faction headed by Pashupati Shamser JB Rana on August 6 after nine months of unification, collecting signatures of over 40 per cent party leaders including lawmakers and central members, reached the Election Commission to apply for the registration of a separate party Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic). RSS