Kathmandu, May 22

Rastriya Prajatantra Party today said though it had failed to achieve the expected results in the first phase of local polls, that was no reason for the party to worry or lose hope.

Issuing a press release after an emergency meeting of the party’s Central Working Committee, the RPP said weak organisational structure, lack of resources and rumours against the party’s ideological stances were chiefly responsible for its failure to achieve victory in the expected number of local levels.

The party, however, expressed satisfaction at being able to increase public awareness through the local polls about the RPP’s agenda and stances, and to expand its influence among the public.

As the RPP has won in only one local unit so far, it has urged its leaders and cadres to learn from the first phase of local polls and devote their energy to the second phase of elections slated for June 14 in Provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7.

The party formed a committee under Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan to prepare a review report of the local polls, issued a four-point directive to party cadres telling the central committee members to remain in their respective districts from May 29 to June 14 and authorised its district chapters to forge electoral alliance with other political parties.

The RPP also demanded that the government should present an ordinary budget without any programme for the time being.