April 22, Kathmandu
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Samajbadi Party have tied unification knot amid lockdown at midnight.
The new party which has come into existence is named ‘Janata Samajbadi Party’.
The new party will carry the flag of Samajbadi Party, while the election symbol will be of Rastriya Janata Party.
The unification process was led by Samajbadi Party leader Dr.Baburam Bhattarai and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Mahanth Thakur.
The unification papers were signed by 8 leaders of both the parties at a meeting held at Sharad Singh Bhandari’s residence.
The unification comes amid turmoils created by the Government’s recent issuance of ordinance that allows split in a political party with only 40 percent support requirement.