Nepal's Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has decided to withdraw from the newly-formed government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' with ministers resigning en-masse as the rift widened in the ruling coalition. The announcement to this effect was made by the RSP President Rabi Lamichhane yesterday after a meeting of the party leaders.
Rift inside the ruling coalition started last month after the Supreme Court invalidated the MP post of Mr Lamichhane after his citizenship was termed 'invalid' by the court. Mr Lamichhane was also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs at the time the court delivered the verdict. Mr Lamichhane had held multiple rounds of meeting with PM Prachanda demanding his reinstatement and had threatened to walk out if the demands are not met. (AIR NEWS)