KATHMANDU, May 21: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has drawn the attention of the government to make public a report prepared by a commission formed under the leadership of former Supreme Court justice Girish Chandra Lal to probe the violation of human rights during the Tarai-Madhes movement of 2015/16.

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KATHMANDU, May 20: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to amend its statute, allowing the party to hold its first general convention within three years since its formation.

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KATHMANDU, April 22: As a three-day meeting of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) kicks off in the capital Monday, the party’s proposed merger with the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) is expected to top the meeting’s agenda.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) face an uphill battle to accommodate the aspirations of top leaders as the two Madhes-based parties start merger talks.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP-N) has expressed dissatisfaction over Supreme Court's stay order asking authorities not to issue citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The meeting of the House of Representatives has been adjourned following the protest of the disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN). This is the third time the RJPN obstructed the parliament. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara adjourned the meeting for ten minutes.

FSFN not to quit govt anytime soon

March 24, 2019 07:44 am

KATHMANDU, March 24: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), Upendra Yadav, has said that the party has no immediate plans to quit the government. However, he clarified that there are possibilities of quitting the government after the party’s merger with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

RJPN and FSFN revive merger process

March 21, 2019 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has formed a five-member team to hold merger talks with the Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSFN), paving the way for formal dialogue in the merger process that was in limbo since a year and a half.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has picked its leader Sharat Singh Bhandari as the coordinator of the party presidium.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lifted its House obstruction on Monday after the government promised to make public a probe report prepared by former justice Girish Chandra Lal on the rights violations during the 2015-16 Madhes protests.

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KATHMANDU, March 18: The Rastriya Janata Party obstructed the parliamentary proceeding of the House of Representatives for the third time. The party has also demanded that the government publicize the report of the Girish Chandra Lal Commission on the Madhes protest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7:  Supreme Court (SC) on Monday sanctioned the lower court’s decision on Ratriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, a main accused in the Kailali carnage that claimed lives of seven innocent people including SPP Laxman Neupane and a toddler.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Although the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) had long been demanding that the government facilitate the administering of oath of office and secrecy to murder-accused Resham Chaudhary, who was elected to the House of Representatives (HoR) from Kailali, the government had so far been dilly-dallying over the matter.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal could be the first party to withdraw its support to the government. The move comes at a time when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government is under increasing criticism from all spheres.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: A recent decision of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) that it will be headed by its top leaders on a rotational basis has pushed the Madhes-based party to the verge of a split.

Mahato named RJPN presidium coordinator

November 21, 2018 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: ​Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has appointed Rajendra Mahato as the coordinator of the party presidium on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Alleging that the government had turned down their demands despite repeated promises, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has announced to launch fresh stir against the current government.

DHANGADHI, Sept 28: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers disrupted the Province-7 provincial meeting. However, the meeting is taking place even after they disrupted in between.  They disrupted regarding the proposal of a new capital for Province 7.

DHANGADHI, Sept 28: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers disrupted the Province-7 provincial meeting. They disrupted regarding the proposal of a new capital for Province 7.

DHANGADHI, Sept 27: Protests have erupted in Dhangadhi after Godavari of Kailali district was proposed as the permanent capital of the Province 7.

Police arrest five cadres of RJPN

August 18, 2018 11:54 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Police have arrested five cadres of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal for showing black flag to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Janakpur airport. A faction led by RJPN's parliamentarian, Upendra Mahoto had lured his party leaders to boycott today's provincial meeting. Yesterday, they had informed the same through an open letter.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has proposed an absconding murder-accused as a state minister in the Province 2 government.

KATHMANDU, July 19: ​Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), the third-largest political party in the Federal Parliament, is mulling over withdrawing its support to the KP Oli-led government, expressing discontent over the recent 'unpopular moves' of the government.

KATHMANDU, July, 14: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has nominated party presidium coordinator Mahantha Thakur as the parliamentary leader.

KATHMANDU, July 12: As consensus appears elusive among the aspirants for the post of parliamentary party (PP) leader in the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), the party is set to elect its PP leader through election on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 13: ​Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has expedited internal preparations to hold the party's general convention within six months after receiving nod from the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, June 10: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have been granted the status of a national party in the National Assembly (NA), the upper house in the bicameral Federal Parliament of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to seek additional six months to hold its general convention after the Election Commission (EC) wrote on Thursday to hold the party's general convention by July 14.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) is making preparations to walk out of the government of Province-2. Provincial Assembly member Manish Suman, who is also the General Secretary of RJP, said that his party is mulling to quit the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal-led government.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Top leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have been divided along two lines -- for and against joining Prime Minister KP Oli's government -- as the party weighs over options on its future political course in the wake of a two-point power sharing accord between the Nepal Communist Party and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN).

KATHMANDU, June 1: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders have hinted at the possibility of change in government in Province 2 in the wake of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the federal government.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have said that their party is ready to join the government if the latter gives unequivocal assurance to amend the constitution.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The largest Madhes-based political party, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), suffered a split on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Saturday met Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and demanded immediate release of Resham Chaudhary, who was elected member of parliament from Kailali on an  RJPN ticket. He is alleged to be the mastermind behind the  Tikapur carnage.

RJPN decides to support govt

March 10, 2018 18:34 pm

KATHMANDU, March 10: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to support the KP Sharma Oli-led government. The party presidium member Raj Kishor Yadav shared that they will cast votes supporting the incumbent government on Sunday as PM is seeking a vote of confidence in the parliament on the same day.

RJPN calls for Chaudhary’s release

March 10, 2018 07:10 am

KATHMANDU, March 10: Citing his declining health, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has demanded the immediate release of Resham Lal Chaudhary, an RJPN House of Representative member and also the main accused of the Tikapur carnage.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has demanded the post of vice president and three ministries in the ongoing power-sharing talks with the ruling left alliance.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The participation of ministers representing Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in the Province 2 cabinet scheduled to be formed on Thursday has become uncertain after serious intra-party differences cropped up within the RJPN over the power sharing deal.

RJPN revised PR list

February 14, 2018 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has revised its Proportional Representation (PR) list following an instruction by the Election Commission (EC) for the same.  The RJPN has replaced Renu Sharma with Narmaya Dhakal in the list.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Ending over two-month long political speculation, the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have inked a deal to form a coalition government in Province 2, the only plain-only province in the country.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 10: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) have agreed to form a government in Province 2.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 3: A meeting of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) held in Janakpurdham to elect parliamentary party leader has concluded inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A serious mistrust and suspicion has surfaced between the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lately as the left alliance has expedited backdoor negotiations with FSFN to form government in Province 2 with its support.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepali Congress, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal have forged alliance in upcoming National Assembly election in province no 2.  Two candidates each from NC, RJP-Nepal and Forum Nepal would file candidacy as per the agreement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have intensified negotiations with the Nepali Congress and the left alliance to explore the possibility of forging an alliance for the National Assembly (NA) elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have forwarded separate names for the post of governor of Province 2.