RPP-N also wants directly elected chief executive

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), Kamal Thapa, urged major parties in the Constituent Assembly (CA) to go for the directly elected executive chief in the new constitution.

If Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist agree to adopt the system, the RPP-N will also vote for it, ensuring a two-third majority, he said.

Since majority of people suggested the system to elect the nation’s chief executive through direct votes, the parties should rethink on their proposals about the form of governance, the chief of the fourth largest party in the CA said while speaking at an interaction at the Reporters’ Club.

Meanwhile, Thapa also expressed his commitment to struggle for a Hindu nation as members of the public also supported his agenda during the feedback collection.

Earlier, media reports had suggested that people opted for directly-elected chief executive and Hindu nation with religious freedom, while the CA collected their feedback on the draft constitution on Monday and Tuesday this week.

On the occasion, the former minister maintained that his party will not obstruct the process at the CA as the constitution has to be issued by mid-August. “We comply with the decision taken as per the set rules,” he added, “But, we will struggle to establish our agenda till the last moment.”