Rastriya Janamukti Party
|President||Khadga Prasad Palungwa|
|General Secretary||Keshav Suryavanshi|
|Founder||Malabar Singh Thapa |
Gore Bahadur Khapangi
|Founded||May 4, 1990 Nepal Rastriya Janamukti Morcha |
January 20, 1992 Rastriya Janamukti Party
|Student wing||Nepal Bidhyarthi Morcha|
|Youth wing||Rastriya Yuva Morcha|
|Women's wing||Rastriya Mahila Morcha|
|Ideology||Multi-Ethnic federalism |
Rastriya Janamukti Partry (Nepali: राष्ट्रिय जनमुक्ति पार्टी; translation: National People's Liberation Party) is a political party in Nepal. The party was founded on 6 May 1990 as Nepal Rastriya Janamukti Morcha. After unification with Rastriya Jana Party on 20 January 1992, the unified party adopted the name, Rastriya Janamukti Party.
- 1 History
- 2 Electoral performance
- 3 Sister organizations
- 4 Leadership
- 5 References
The Nepal Rastriya Janamukti Morcha Party was founded in Kathmandu on 6 May 1990. The party contested the 1991 general elections with a man as their electoral symbol. The party merged with Rastriya Jana Party on 20 January 1992 and renamed itself, Rastriya Janamukti Party also adopting a house as its electoral symbol.
First General Convention (1996-1999)
The party’s first General Convention was held in Kathmandu from 10 June to 12 June 1996. The general convention elected Malbar Singh Thapa as the party’s first president and Gore Bahadur Khapangi as the party’s first general secretary.
In the 1999 parliamentary election, the Rastriya Janamukti Party fielded 130 candidates and got 92,567 votes but none of their candidates were elected. During the party’s second General Convention in Butwal, Malbar Singh Thapa and Gore Bahadur Khapangi were reelected to their posts.
Constituent Assembly (2006-2015)
The party held its third General Convention in Lalitpur from 3 March to 5 March 2006. Malbar Singh Thapa was reelected as the party’s president and Bayan Singh Rai was elected as the general secretary. The party contested the 2008 Constituent Assembly election and won 2 seats through proportional representation.
The party then held its fourth General Convention in Kawasoti and Malbar Singh Thapa was reelected party president and Keshav Suryavanshi was elected general secretary. In the 2013 Constituent Assembly election, the party again won 2 seats through proportional representation.
The two members in the Constituent Assembly, Shiva Lal Thapa and Sima Kumari BK, quit the party on 2 March 2015 and announced the formation of Rastriya Janamukti Party (Loktantrik).
Federal Nepal (2016-present)
In the party’s fifth General Convention in Lalitpur, Khadga Prasad Palungwa was elected president and Keshav Suryavanshi was elected general secretary. The party contested the 2017 local elections and won 20 seats in local governments. The party also contested the 2017 legislative and provincial elections but did not win any seats.
Nepalese Legislative Elections
|1991||Malabar Singh Thapa||34,509||0.47||
0 / 205
|1994||Malabar Singh Thapa||79,996||1.05||
0 / 205
|6th||CPN (UML) minority|
|1999||Malabar Singh Thapa||92,567||1.07||
0 / 205
|2008||Malabar Singh Thapa||53,910||0.50||
2 / 575
|2||17th||CPN (Maoist)–CPN (UML)–MJFN|
|2013||Malabar Singh Thapa||63,834||0.67||
2 / 575
|2017||Khadga Prasad Palungwa||33,091||0.35||
0 / 275
|2||14th||CPN (UML)–CPN (Maoist Centre)|
The sister organizations of the Party are called Jana Sangathan (People's Organization). According to the RJP central office, the following are the current sister organizations:
- Rastriaya Yuva Morcha
- Rastriaya Mahila Morcha
- Rastriya Dalit Morcha
- Rastriya Purva Sainik Sangathan
- Nepal Aadibasi Mahasangh
- Nepal Bidhyarthi Morcha
- Rastriya Muslim Parisad
- Bahujatiya Sanskritik Morcha
- Rastriya Bhumihin-Sukumbasi Adhikar Manch
In addition, teachers, intellectuals, athletes, transport entrepreneurs, and communication/media-related organizations are parties which are closely aligned with Janamukti Thought.
List of Presidents (1992–Present)
|#||Presidents||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|1||Malabar Singh Thapa||20 January 1992||10 June 2016||Founder, elected by the First General Convention|
|2||Khadga Prasad Palungwa||12 June 2016||Incumbent||Elected by the Fifth General Convention.|
List of General Secretaries (1992–Present)
|#||General Secretary||Portrait||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|1||Gore Bahadur Khapangi||20 January 1992||2 March 2006||Founder, elected by the First General Convention.|
|2||Bayan Singh Rai||5 March 2006||8 March 2011||Elected by the Third General Convention.|
|3||Keshav Suryavanshi||13 March 2011||Incumbent||Elected by the Fifth General Convention.|
- RJP History
- Rastriya Janamukti Party, Feedback Archived 2008-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Nepalnews.com, news from Nepal as it happens Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
- "Two CA members quit Rastriya Janamukti Party". Retrieved 2018-04-17.
- RJP organisations
- RJP vision