Kathmandu, October 28
The Bibeksheel Sajha Party is highly likely to split within a few days as the party’s central committee, dominated by the Rabindra Mishra side, endorsed a controversial document proposed by him by a two-thirds majority.
Sharad Raj Pathak, the party spokesperson, says the committee meeting held on Thursday adopted the document officially.
But, the party’s meeting today endorsed the document. It also decided that the party chairperson Mishra will have major executive powers in the party affairs.
Before this, both Mishra and Pandey had enjoyed equal rights.
Pandey has reacted to the decision saying it was a party split.
Nonetheless, he says the meeting today was illegitimate, and he will challenge the decision at the Election Commission.
The Bibeksheel Sajha Party was formed out of the merger between the then Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party in the run-up to the 2017 parliamentary elections. However, they had split in early January 2019 to re-merge again in December 2020.
However, the party is preparing to split with two factions calling different meetings.