World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Rastriya Janashakti Party

Rastriya Janashakti Party
President Surya Bahadur Thapa
Secretary-General Keshar Bahadur Bista
Founded 2005
Headquarters Kathmandu
Students wing Rastriya Janashakti Student Union
Women wing Rastriya Janashakti Mahila Sangh
Ideology Centre-right, liberalism
Election symbol
Politics of Nepal
Political parties
Elections

Rastriya Janashakti Party is a liberal political party in Nepal, led by former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa. Thapa had split away from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party in November 2004.[1] The party is registered with the Election Commission of Nepal in March 2005.[2]

Contents

  • Leadership 1
  • Split from RPP 2
  • Foundation 3
  • 2005-2006 coup and revolt 4
  • Merger 5
  • 2008 election 6
  • References 7

Leadership

The party is led by a Central Working Committee.[3] Thapa is the chairman of the party.[4] Prakash Chandra Lohani is the vice chairman of the party.[5]

Split from RPP

RJP emerged from a split in the Kamal Thapa, Hari Bahadur Basnet, Sarvendra Nath Sukla and Renu Kumari Yadav.[8]

Kamal Thapa left the committee in January 2005.[9]

Foundation

The RJP was founded on March 13, 2005. The 'broad political conference' was, however, postponed due to the imposition of Emergency rule by King Gyanendra on February 1, 2005.[10][11]

2005-2006 coup and revolt

RJP had expressed differences with King Gyanendra after the February 1, 2005 coup, over issues like political appointments in the local administrations. RJP accused the King of eliminating the forces working for constitutional monarchy, through his political actions. At the time, RJP tried to profile itself as a centrist party, in between positions advocating direct monarchical rule and republic.[12][13]

RJP boycotted the 2006 municipal election.[14]

During the Loktantra Andolan, the RJP suggested that the King Gyanendra would initiate talks with 'constitutional forces'.[15]

When the King was stripped of his political powers by the interim parliament, RJP did not object.[16]

Merger

In November 2006, the Prajatantrik Nepal Party led by Keshar Bahadur Bista merged into RJP.[17] Bista became general secretary of RJP.[18]

2008 election

Ahead of the Constituent Assembly election, RJP had proposed having a mixed election system, with 75 district representatives and 230 members elected through proportional representation. The party also proposed constituting an 'Ethnic Assembly' as the upper house of parliament.[19][20]

In April 2007, the party dropped the term 'constitutional monarchy' from its party statue.[14]

On February 15, 2008, RJP formed the Samyukta Samabeshi Morcha, a front of 'monarchist and democratic forces', along with Nepali Rastriya Janabhavana Party, Rastriya Janamukti Party and Rastriya Jana Ekta Party. The front favours ceremonial monarchy.[21]

On February 19, 2008, RJP had called for an election boycott, claiming that the situation in Madhes made elections impossible to hold.[22][23] After an agreement was reached between United Democratic Madhesi Front and the Government of Nepal on February 27, 2008, and the UDMF parties pledge to contest the CA polls, the RJP declared that it would participate as well.[24]

On March 6, 2008, Thapa declared that his party was not monarchist, but would accept the verdict of the voters.[25] RJP MPs had previously boycotted a vote in the interim parliament on making Nepal a republic.[26] Thapa had dubbed the vote 'an attack on the fundamental norms of democracy'.[27]

At the elections to the Constituent Assembly, the RJP received 79,925 votes (0.77%) in the constituency vote, winning no seats. With 102,147 votes (0.95%) in the party list vote the RJP won three seats to the Assembly.

Just before, Constituent Assembly election, 2013 Rastriya Janashakti Party merged with Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

References

  1. ^ eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
  2. ^ http://www.iids.org.np/photo/dn3.pdf
  3. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd
  4. ^ United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) : Activities » Activities Update » Activity Details
  5. ^ Telegraph Nepal : Seven Party “syndicate” cannot hold the election to the Constituent Assembly
  6. ^ Nepalnews.com (newsflash) Archive August 2004
  7. ^ Nepalnews.com (newsflash) Archive August 2004
  8. ^ Nepalnews.com (newsflash) Archive August 2004
  9. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Connumications Pvt. Ltd
  10. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Connumications Pvt. Ltd
  11. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Connumications Pvt. Ltd
  12. ^ Nepal News Brief
  13. ^ eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
  14. ^ a b eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
  15. ^ Nepal king meets former prime ministers
  16. ^ Nepalese parliament strips king's powers
  17. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd
  18. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd
  19. ^ Nepalnews.com Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd
  20. ^ eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
  21. ^ The Rising Nepal
  22. ^ Question mark on Nepal elections again- Hindustan Times
  23. ^ Former Nepali PM's party boycotts upcoming CA polls - People's Daily Online
  24. ^ Nepalnews.com, news from Nepal as it happens
  25. ^ Nepalnews.com, news from Nepal as it happens
  26. ^ eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal
  27. ^ POLITICS-NEPAL: Monarchy's Fate Sealed, Maoists to Rejoin Gov't
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.