Betrayed by Congress, RPP to partner with leftist alliance in Mechi

File image: KP Sharma Oli and Kamal Thapa

Jhapa, November 1

After Nepali Congress refused to support its General Secretary Rajendra Lingden in Jhapa Constituency 3, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party has decided to partner with the leftist alliance comprising CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre in four districts of eastern Nepal–Taplejung, Panchthar, Ilam and Jhapa.

Whereas Lingden will get support of the parties in Jhapa-3, the RPP will cooperate with leftist alliance’s candidates in other constituencies of these districts.

Both the sides have confirmed that an agreement has been made about assisting each other recently.

Earlier, Lingden was planning to contest the polls with Congress support in the constituency. But, as Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula was adamant to contest the House of Representatives elections there, the party backtracked from the alliance.

Then, Lingden had announced that his party would not partner with the Congress in any constituency for upcoming polls.

The leftist alliance is organising a press meet in Jhapa this afternoon to formally announce the partnership.

Published on November 1st, Wednesday, 2017 11:46 AM

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