KATHMANDU: Chairperson of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Pashupati Shumsher JB Rana, has said RPP and RPP (United) were unified in view of country’s need. The unified RPP would work as per people’s expectation because people were for an alternative to the NCP and NC.
“We have been unified not on minor agenda, but to bring sweeping changes in the country,” he announced, blaming the major opposition of bickering after trifle dispute, losing its significance in national politics.
Chairman Rana said this during the unification announcement meeting organized here Wednesday. He further said the cadres from across the country urged the parties for merger. He urged all democratic forces to work in unison and address people’s aspiration.
Similarly, another chairman Dr Pakash Chandra Lohani viewed, “Constitutional monarchy and Hindu State is our major agenda. The 5000-years old civilization must be protected.” Once Nepal is made the centre of faith for the Hindus all across the globe, it would boost country’s economy, he argued. He also criticized NC for its failure to play the opposition role.
Similarly, another Chairman of the party, Kamal Thapa asserted that RPP has now emerged as third largest political force in the country after NCP and NC. “With the unification of the RPPs, Nepal has got nationalist and democratic force. As people sought alternative, we became united.”
Thapa added that the centre stage of Nepal’s politic grabbed by leftist and Nepali Congress since 2007BS would now be usurped by RPP. Chairmen trio Rana, Lohani and Thapa swore “We won’t split the party any more”, touching the Geeta, a holy scripture.
On the occasion, former prime minister and RPP leader Lokendra Bahadur Chand expressed happiness over the much awaited unification among the RPP splinters. He however expressed despair over the deteriorating situation of the country, while noting that as NC lost its relevance, RPP would take over its place in national politics.
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