RPP-N announces agitation demanding Hindu state

KATHMANDU: As the Constituent Assembly (CA) is moving ahead to issue the new constitution, the fourth largest party in constitution writing body, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, on Sunday announced that it will hit streets demanding reinstatement of the Hindu state.

Organising a press conference at its central office, the RPP-N Chairman Kamal Thapa announced phase-wise protest programmes.

The party has claimed that the protests are necessary to pressurise the constitution-writing body to reinstate the Hindu nation, scrap secularism and avoid mentioning right to conversion as a fundamental right in the constitution.

According to the party co-spokesperson Mohan Shrestha, the party will hold demonstrations in all district headquarters on Tuesday as the first phase of protests.

In a statement about the party’s central committee’s recent meeting decisions, Shrestha said party cadres in three districts of the Capital will take out a joint rally from Babarmahl to the CA building on the day.

The party has also decided that its lawmakers play an active role in the CA to establish the party agendas in the statute.

The party has warned that it will launch an indefinite Capital-centred struggle from July third week.