Two RPPs to unite for Hindu republican state, says Rana

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana said that he was certain about unification of his party with the Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N).

Speaking with journalists in Kathamndu on Thursday Rana said that as the RPP-N had already accepted the Hindu republic state, unification between the two parties would be possible.

"The RPP is going to be unified with the RPP-Nepal. There has been an agreement of carrying the Hindu republicanism as the main agenda of the party. We will finalise the remaining issues after the convention," said RPP Chair Rana.

"Nepal will soon be a Hindu Nation," he further hoped, adding that the two parties would create a consensus about the unified party's views on federalism and remaining other issues through the convention going to be held in March-April next year.

Though the date of unification has not been declared yet, Rana informed that they had reached an agreement about making Kamal Thapa, present RPP-Nepal's Chairman, as Chairperson of the new party while he would be the National Chairperson.

Informing that the RPP has not yet decided about participating in the new government, Rana, however, made it clear that the party would support the present alliance between Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre.

He assured that both the parties would vote to elect CPN MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal the next Prime Minister.