In a strategic move to connect with its supporters, the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has unveiled plans for an extensive door-to-door campaign spanning from November 19th to 21st. The initiative aims to express gratitude to voters who played a crucial role in securing the party’s impressive 20 seats in the House of Representatives elections on November 20th last year.
During a joint meeting of the central committee and parliamentary party on Thursday, it was unanimously agreed that this outreach program would serve as a token of appreciation for the continued support of the electorate. The RSP, known for its commitment to individual freedoms and democratic values, aims to strengthen its bond with the public through this direct engagement.
The party’s success in the November 20th elections was further emphasized, as it secured an additional seat in a by-election on April 23, bringing its total to 21 seats in the House of Representatives.
However, the meeting was not without its challenges, as it included discussions about the departure of central committee member Mohan Bahadur Thapa. Former lawmaker Dr. Dhaka Kumar Shrestha, previously expelled from the party, publicly accused Thapa of requesting a substantial sum of 30 million rupees. In response to these allegations, Thapa has taken legal action, filing a defamation lawsuit against Shrestha in the Kathmandu District Court. Pending the resolution of this legal dispute, Thapa has opted to step down from his official position within the party, a decision accepted by the central committee during their meeting.
Looking ahead, the RSP has scheduled a central committee and parliamentary party meeting from November 27th to 29th in Jaleshwor, Mahottari. It’s noteworthy that a previously planned central committee meeting set for November 8th and 9th had been postponed due to the earthquake in Jajarkot, underscoring the party’s commitment to addressing pressing issues while prioritizing the safety and well-being of its members.