KATHMANDU: Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party on Saturday expressed its concerns over the existing political crisis and deepening polarisation in the country in the wake of dissolution of Constituent Assembly.
In a statement issued by party Chairman Sarat Singh Bhandari and read out by this press advisor, the RMSP criticised the UCPN-Maoist, the parties affiliated to United Democratic Madhesi Front that are part of the Maoist-led government and the newly formed Federal Democratic Republican Alliance of coalition allies, and the major opposition parties—Nepali Congress and CPN-UML—for protracting the crisis.
The conference was organised at a restaurant in Balkumari, Lalitpur this afternoon.
“Instead of overcoming the obstacles seen in the constitution-drafting before the demise of Constituent Assembly by forging an agreement in the disputed issues,” RMSP Chairman Sarat Singh Bhandari stated, “It is unfortunate that the parties have been engaged in blame game and groupism, pushing aside the best alternative to promulgate the new constitution—acquiring fresh mandate from the people through Constituent Assembly elections conducted by a national consensus government.” He further pointed out the need for unity and agreement among the parties, saying the country is at very crucial stage.
He was speaking at a programme organised by the party.
Bhandari said that his party has come to a conclusion that the Federal Democratic Republican Alliance formed in the leadership of UCPN-Maoist, which is leading the caretaker government, is inspired by the Maoist party’s inclination towards totalitarianism, authoritarianism and desire to continue in the power.
According to Bhandari, the ruling parties have a “dangerous intention” for they have projected the opposition parties as anti-republican and declared that they would occupy the street also, at the time there is constitutional and political vacuum.
He claimed that the Madhesi Front’s significance and commitment to democracy and Madhesi interests have receded for the Madhesi parties remained in the government to help the form Maoist intention to seize the power though the four-point agreement on the Madhesi issues was not substantiated.
According to Bhandari, the uncertainty has loomed large as the NC and CPN-UML have only been talking about new government instead of finding the best political solution for the exiting crisis.