Nepal's key Madhesi party, the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), has threatened to walk out of the two-third majority government. Over the last few months, it was asking for certain amendments in the constitution of Nepal. The Nepal government is currently led by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
The Madhesi party sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister's office and the Council of Minister of Nepal through the Chief District Officers of the country. It has threatened to take back its support from the government if its demands are not met. It would eventually lead to the complete dissolution of the current government as the party holds the majority.
"If the two-third majority gaining government does not allow Resham Chaudhary to take oath as MP, withdraw the political cases filed against the cadres, release the imprisoned ones along with the political and public demands along with the issue of constitutional amendment and does not take it forth, the RJP-N will be compelled to withdraw its support to the government," the memorandum stated.
The party's decision may lead to instability in the country and can possibly lead to riots and unrest following the government's decline. According to RJP-N, the responsibility of the unrest will lie with the stubbornness of the government. The RJP-N further accused KP Oli-led government of showing "indifferent behaviour" towards its demands since it was formed around 210 days ago.
In the past too, Rajendra Mahato, a key leader from RJP-N, had issued warning towards the current government saying that if their demands were not met and the government fails to bring necessary changes in the constitution, it would have to face dire consequences similar to the crisis faced by the preceding government. Previously, in 2017, attempts to amend the constitution of Nepal were unsuccessful because it was unable to garner the necessary two-thirds majority of the house. The parliament was consequently dissolved.
Following the dissolution of the house, three-tier elections were held at the same time in the country. The Communist party, RJP-N, successfully amassed the required majority and K P Sharma Oli was appointed the Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time earlier this year.
(With Inputs from ANI)