‘Country becoming a failed state’

Pokhara, December 20

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairperson Kamal Thapa has said that the country is at risk of becoming a failed state given the government’s wrong economic policy, increasing corruption and bad governance.

Addressing the party’s Gandaki Province-level training here today, Thapa lamented the weakening financial health of the country and blamed it partly on federalism.

“While there are whopping irregularities worth billions of rupees linked to the NCell tax fraud, gold smuggling racket and aircraft purchase deal, the incumbent government has apparently failed to control rising prices and even levied more tax on the people, which have pushed the country to the brink of becoming a failed state,” he reasoned.

Further, noting the government’s failure to ensure justice in the rape and murder case of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur, the RPP leader foresaw the threat of the government heading towards setting up one-party autocratic rule in the country acting on the power of two-thirds majority in the Parliament.

Also, Thapa informed of his party’s nationwide campaign to scrap federalism and reinstate a Hindu state and monarchy.

“The campaign isn’t against any party or the government but in support of the people, 94 per cent of whom are in favour of Hindu state,” he said, criticising the government of being involved in a programme organised by a religious organization with questionable background.