Samajwadi Party’s Chairman of Federal Council Baburam Bhattarai (L) and Chairman of Central Committee Upendra Yadav. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The Samajwadi Party has concluded that the government introduced an ordinance on political party with a ploy to split parties by power, position and financial lures.
Issuing a statement on Tuesday, Chairman Upendra Yadav remarked that the government’s step will bring political instability and push the country toward a big accident.
“The move will endanger federalism, democracy, republic and inclusivity achieved through big sacrifice and struggle by Nepali people. The ordinance not only contradicts the spirit of democracy and the constitution but is also against the interests of the country and its people,” reads the statement issued by Chairman Yadav.
The party has demanded the government to repeal the ordinances.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of the government on Monday, had issued ordnance related to Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) (First amendment), 2077 and another ordinance related to Political Party (Second amendment), 2077.
The ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act has been issued for changing a provision that requires at least 40 percent members of Parliamentary Party and Central Committee for splitting a political party.
Amendment has been made so that a new party can be split with at least 40 percent of members of Parliamentary Party or Central Committee.
Another ordinance related to Constitutional Council allows holding a meeting of the Constitutional Council and making a decision sans the presence of a leader of the main opposition.