Dr Lohani announces pro-Hindu kingdom party

KATHMANDU: Advocating for the need of constitutional monarchy and Hindu state, Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani, who quit the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, has announced a new political party, named Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist), in his leadership.

The party has filed an application at the Election Commission today itself for its official recognition. It has expressed its will to get the plough as its election symbol.

The Election Commission, however, is currently not registering new parties.

Dr Lohani joined hands with Keshar Bahadur Bista and Ganesh Sherchan among other leaders, who had fallen out Kamal Thapa to form the new party. Bista had been spearheading a campaign for nationalist force, while Sherchan led RPP Samanantar.

The new party has honoured Bista as its senior leader, next to the chairman, while Ganesh Sherchan is the senior vice-chairman.

Dr Lohani organised a press conference to announce the party, which he said, aims at bringing an end to the political deadlock and guide the country towards prosperity.

The URRPN has made public a 2o-point manifesto.