Kathmandu, September 28
Two days after resigning from the Bibeksheel Sajha Party that he had established, journalist-turned-politician Rabindra Mishra joined the Rastriya Prajatantra Party as its senior vice-chairperson.
RPP Chairperson Rajendra Lingden welcomed him amidst a special function organised in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
The ceremony has been named the unification function between the RPP and Mishra-led ‘wide polarisation advocates’ as some other Bibeksheel Sajha leaders are also joining the RPP. The full list of former Bibeksheel Sajha leaders following Mishra, however, has not been made public yet.
The two sides have signed a four-point agreement, according to which the new entrants will be inducted into the RPP committees at all levels.
Rabindra Mishra submitted his resignation from the general membership of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party to the party chairperson and his successor Samikchya Baskota on Monday. On the same day, he central committee meeting of the Rajendra Lingden-led RPP also decided on Monday to induct Mishra as the senior vice-chairperson of the party.
In the resignation letter that he submitted, Mishra said he was leaving the party as political polarisation was needed in the country and he was on a mission to form a moderate conservative nationalist force.
The founder of the Sajha Party announced his resignation from the top position of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party after its poor performance in the local elections in May. Even after that, he was still a member of the party despite carrying out political activities individually.
In July, Mishra advanced his controversial Nation above Notion idea to demand the reinstatement of a constitutional monarchy and the Hindu(-Buddhist) state, and the abolition of federalism in the country. These are also the agenda of the RPP.
Rabindra Mishra resigned as the chief of BBC Nepali Service to enter politics in 2017.