Green Nepal Party (GNP) was established in 1997. Green Nepal Party is a founding signatory member of the Global Greens Charter at the 2001 Global Greens Conference held in Canberra, Australia. GNP fully support the four pillars of Green platforms, Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Participatory Democracy and Nonviolence, put forward by the Global Greens Charter. GNP also endorses the sentiments expressed and propagated by the World Social Forum.
GNP first took part in the general election of 1999 without having faced any election at the local level. With very little preparation and no grassroots organizations as such the Party fielded 44 candidates taking ‘anti-corruption’ platform as the main agenda to the people, which was well received. Our party could not win a seat in Parliament and secured a little less than 1% of popular votes. The flaw in the electoral process of First Past The Post (FPTP), winner-takes-all system, promoting a two-party polity was a factor in the outcome of the elections. Our Party believes, unless a Proportional Representation (PR) system is introduced in the electoral process the multi-party system is meaningless as it marginalizes all other voices in society.
To unlock the constitutional deadlock the king appointed a new Prime minister, L.B. Chand. In the Chand government our founder president, Kuber Sharma, was inducted into the cabinet as Minister for Culture and Civil Aviation on November 2004. Our Party was able to put some of our messages across to the people through the good performance of our minister in a very short time that the government lasted.
In order to restore peace and democratic process Green Nepal Party is in favour of Constituent Assembly to frame a new constitution. Green Nepal Party supports the demand of Constituent Assembly put forward by the CPN (Maoists), provided the Maoists agree to safeguarding the institution of constitutional monarchy and a multi-party polity. GNP is against an authoritarian King. The situation in Nepal, if not handled with political wisdom, may go the same way as in Afghanistan where the Kingship is now abolished.
Green Nepal Party is a founding member of the Global Greens family, a member of the Global Greens Network (GGN) and belongs to the Federation of Asia Pacific Green Parties.
Green Nepal Party participated in the Asia Pacific Green Politics Workshop held in Brisbane, Australia, April 27-30, 2000.
Green Nepal Party with Green Party of New Zealand represented Asia Pacific region in the 2000 US Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention held in Denver, Colorado, June 23-25, 2000.
Green Nepal Party attended as a delegation to the historical 2001 Global Greens Conference held in Canberra, Australia, April 14-16, 2001.
Green Nepal Party attended the New Zealand Green Party Summer Policy Conference held at Thames, near Auckland, New Zealand, January 25-28, 2002.
Green Nepal Party participated in the 3rd Congress of European Greens held in Berlin, Germany, May 2002.
Green Nepal Party attended the World Social Forum 2004 held in Mumbai, India, January 16-22, 2004.
Green Nepal Party attended the 2004 US Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention held in Milawaukee, Wisconsin, June 23-28, 2004.
Members of the Party have traveled overseas to interact and establish relations with Green parties in the USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Vanuata.
1. Pusp Prasad Luintel, President
2. Govind Dev Pant, General Secretary
3. Ms.Prabha Upadhaya, General Secretary
4. Dhrubanarayan Karmacharya, Treasurer
5. Bibhuti Raj Pandey, Organisation Secretary
6. Himmat Shrestha, Member
7. Capt. Maitalal Gurung, Member
8. Ms. Neera Ranjit, Member
9. Narayan Prasad Nayan, Member
10. Laxmi Prasad Sharma, Member
11. Tika Prasad Uprety, Member
12. Mukunda Sharma Pokharel, Member
13. Kedar Prasad Acharya, Member
14. Ramesh Giri, Member
15. Toyanath Dahal, Member
16. Ms. Kiran Dahal, Member
17. Ms Goma Baral, Member
18. Krishna Pariyar, Member
19. Damber Singh Ranabhat, Member
20. Hemanta Luintel, Member
1. Kuber Sharma, Chairperson
2. Pusp Prasad Luintel, Member
3. Pushkar Nath Upadhaya, Member
4. Shiva Prasad Sharma Member
5. Madhav Kumar Rimal, Member
Members of High Command are all in the Central Executive Committee.