Kathmandu, September 27
Journalist-turned-politician Rabindra Mishra has officially left the Bibeksheel Sajha Party that he had established some years ago. He is now joining the royalist Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) in a day or two.
Mishra said he submitted his resignation from the general membership of the party to the party chairperson and his successor Samikchya Baskota on Monday.
On the other hand, the central committee meeting of the Rajendra Lingden-led RPP also decided on Monday to induct Mishra as the senior vice-chairperson of the party. Now, Mishra will join the RPP in a day or two.
In the resignation letter that he submitted, Rabindra Mishra says he is leaving the party as political polarisation is needed in the country and he is 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.