Yadav should be made Chairman, and Thakur should be made Ganeshman. And all these people pictured above should be made members of the politburo. I might have left a few names in haste. Please make amends.
Thakur represents the Terai's central role in Nepal's democracy movement going back decades. Upendra Yadav symbolizes the first Madhesi Kranti. Sharad Singh's bona fides are as strong as anyone's. The guy quit the powerful Defense Ministry to make a strong claim on behalf of the Madhesh. And he represents 40% of the Terai's population: the Pahadis. Gachhedar represents the Tharus, a group larger than the Yadavs, the largest among the many Madhesi groups. Tripathy, Mahato, Sarita, Anil: they are all Gajendra's disciples. They all have long histories.
After this step all Madhesi parties will be forced to join the unification bandwagon. They will do that or they will get left behind. I think it is important to bring all Madhesi parties together, even small ones like the ones led by Sarita Giri. Sarita Giri has so many benefits to harvest in such a party in a new Nepal where women will get one third reservations top to bottom.
The unified party should be called Sadbhavana Party or Janata Dal. Two words, with no mention of either Terai or Madhesh. Because this party has also to grow into the hills.
MPRF-D has no option but to fall in line.
It is not true Upendra Yadav needs to join the current government for the unification to go forward. The current government will likely make way for a caretaker government full of non political people to hold elections. So everybody is getting out. There is no point in Upendra Yadav getting in right now.
A general convention has to be held by the end of 2012. And elections are in April. This unified party will easily emerge the second largest party in the country. It just might even emerge the largest.
It is for the party convention to decide who the party president will be. It is for the parliamentary party to decide after the elections in April 2013 as to who the leader of the parliamentary party will be. Let the democratic process take its due course. Don't try to make big decisions in smoke filled rooms.
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"A unified party under leadership of Thakur will be announced in the third week of Bhadra," said a Madhesi leader on the condition of anonymity, adding, "Yadav will be powerful senior vice-chairman." ...... However, leaders from MPRF claimed that the unified party will be led by Yadav and Thakur will be given post of supreme leader of the party. ..... MPRF has proposed to name the unified party through general convention after unification. ..... some leaders of TMDP including Vice-chairman Hridayash Tripathi were not happy with the move as they have stressed the need for unification with MPRF-Democratic rather than with MPRF..... "It is not bad to hold discussion with any party for unification but there are differences between TMDP and MPRF at policy level," said TMDP Joint General Secretary Jitendra Sonal, adding, "Unification between the two parties mean either TMPD should quit the present government or MPRF should join the government which is not an easy task."UML dissidents to quit the party on Oct 4
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