KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 5
The ongoing Unity General Convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party has concluded with the election of Rajendra Lingden as its new chairperson.
In the tough 'battle' for the post of party chair, the election for which was held late on Saturday, Thapa lost to Lingden, marking the end of his years long chairmanship. Thapa secured 1618 votes against Lingden's 1,817.
Likewise, according to party sources, Dhawal Shumsher Rana has won the election for party secretary-general. Rana belongs to Lingden's panel.
Accepting his defeat, Thapa took to social media to congratulate Lingden. "
प्रजातान्त्रिक मूल्य र मान्यता आत्मसात गर्दै राप्रपा अध्यक्ष पदको निर्वाचनमा भएको पराजय सहर्ष स्विकार गर्दछु।नवनिर्वाचित अध्यक्ष राजेन्द्र लिङदेनलाई वधाई तथा शुभकामना।
प्रतिकुल परिस्थितिमा समेत हामी माथि विश्वास र भरोसा गर्ने पार्टीका सम्पूर्ण साथीहरुमा आभारी छु। pic.twitter.com/rlh14TQHBD- Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) December 5, 2021
Meanwhile, he has also accused Nirmal Niwas (symbolic of former king Gyandendra Shah) of directly meddling in the internal affairs of a party, indicating the same as a cause for his defeat.