Alliance with NC behind poll loss: RPP Chair Thapa

Rajbiraj, January 27

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairperson and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said his party’s decision to ally with Nepali Congress for the election was a factor contributing to his party’s  dismal performance in the poll.

Speaking at a programme held in Saptari to review the party’s electoral performance and discuss its future strategy, the RPP chief said internal rift and subsequent split of the party and limited number of candidacies from select constituencies were other major causes of the party’s loss in the election. “Our party will move ahead taking this unexpected loss as a lesson,” he said. He accused NC cadres of deceiving his party in the election.

Further, clarifying that the delay in formation of a new government was due to constitutional complexities, Thapa said the formation of National Assembly will pave way for change of guard in government.

“As the left alliance has people’s mandate, it must run the next government,” he said. On a different note, he pledged to continue his party’s struggle for the status of Nepal as a Hindu state with constitutional monarchy.