KATHMANDU, June 28: The dissident leaders and cadres of the Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) have announced a new party, ´National Madhes Socialist Party (NMSP)´ amid a press conference following a two-day national gathering on Thursday.
The party has also unveiled a 16-member ad hoc central committee (CC) under the chairmanship of Sarat Singh Bhandari.
Addressing the conference organized at Rastriya Sabha Girha today, newly appointed NMSP Chairman Bhandari claimed that his party would be the party of all indigenous, ethnic, Madhesi, Muslim and Dalit communities and other marginalized groups.
“A new party has been unveiled from land of Madhes which would take up the issues of all the marginalized, Madhesi, indigenous and backward communities," Bhandari said.
It has also decided to form a 61-member CC of the party. The gathering has also endorsed the statute, name and flag of the new party.
Stressing on the inclusive party policy within all the party committees, Chairman Bhandari said that his party has allocated 33 percent seats for the women.
Around 2,500 leaders and cadres from 27 districts had taken part in the meet.
Bhandari and several other central committee members had been expelled from MPRF-D for their alleged involvement in activities against the party´s policy and discipline last month.