Govt has lost people’s trust: RPP chair

Pokhara, August 11

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair Kamal Thapa today said that the incumbent government was becoming unpopular.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Media Nepal in Pokhara, Thapa said the government’s performance in the past six months had disappointed people. He argued that the current government would not be able to deliver on its promise of prosperity, stability and development as expected by the people.

“The government has done nothing noteworthy to bring a change in the lives of the people,” Thapa said, adding that although the government had drawn praise for cracking down on syndicate system in the transport sector and launching investigation into 33 kg gold smuggling, people had lost trust in the government after it backed out of the initiatives.

“The ruling party’s two-thirds majority has given rise to fear the government may turn totalitarian”, Thapa said.

Thapa stated that his party would support or oppose the government depending on its work. “RPP wants the government to work and not to obstruct it from functioning”, he added. He said that it would not be good to hit the streets and obstruct the Parliament.

“The Nepali Congress has to stop doing that. We should allow the government to work for sometime. If it does not work well, it will become unpopular among the people,” he reasoned.

Thapa said that the country’s new constitution was excellent in terms of inclusion and proportional representation. “RPP supports the constitution with criticism. But, our party wants Hindu state and democracy with monarchy”, he added.

Thapa said that people had started realising the necessity of Hindu state and monarchy and his party would launch awareness campaign across the country soon for the same. He said that political parties had overthrown monarchy by violating an agreement between monarchy and parties.

Thapa admitted that his party was defeated in the last polls due to its own weaknesses. He said that his party would unite with like-minded parties.