LALITPUR: In what it dubbed as an effort to form a counterforce against the unruly YCL and Youth Force, Rastriya Prajatantra Party- Nepal today formed a 151-member National Youth Front.
Addressing a gathering of district-level party leaders here, RPP-N leader Kamal Thapa said, “NYF will not follow in the footsteps of the YCL
and Youth Force. The front
is formed to protect
national interests.” He claimed that the number of NYF cadres would exceed 10,000 by next year.
Claiming that the republican system had failed to
live up to popular expectations, Thapa stressed on the need to conduct a referendum to decide the fate of monarchy. He defended monarchy and warned of dire consequences if his advice was not well heeded to.
Stating that only constitutional monarchy could protect nationalism, he said, “We are not advocating absolute monarchy, but constitutional monarchy is the need of
the hour.” Alleging that the “unholy alliance” of the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress had pushed the country towards further anarchy, he claimed that the constitutional monarchy was the only remedy to the challenges faced by the country.
“Nepali people no longer favour the republican
system. Hence, the fate
of monarchy can not be
decided upon without conducting a referendum,” reasoned Thapa.
Senior leader of RPP-Nepal Padma Sundar Lawati
flayed NC president Girija Prasad Koirala for making a “mockery of democracy” by encouraging nepotism in the party. “He wouldn’t have nominated his own daughter for the post of Foreign Minister, if he were a democratic leader,” he said.