RPP agrees in principle to merge with RPP-N

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Central Executive Committee has agreed in principle to merge with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) today.

Organising a press conference, leader Pashupati Shumsher Rana, who was handed over the party's chairmanship just recently, informed that the party made the decision to unify with the RPP-N to safeguard nationality, democracy, liberalism and Hindu state.

He further added that, with the RPP and RPP-N unification, a bigger political force would be constituted.

Speaking at the conference, RPP's outgoing Chairman and former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand said that the unification was a bid to emerge as a nationalistic force in the domestic politics.

"We believe that the nationalist forces should be united for greater good of the country," he added.

Similarly, senior leader of RPP, Prakash Chandra Lohani spoke of the need for the unity among the nationalistic forces to navigate the political and social development in the country to the right track.

"Everyone in the country is in want of nationalistic democratic force," added Lohani.

On the occasion, RPP's outgoing Chairman Chand welcomed Rana as the new RPP Chair and extended best wishes for assuming the supreme position of the party.