Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa speaking at the Central Committee meeting held at the party's central office in Dhumbarahi

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa speaking at the Central Committee meeting held at the party's central office in Dhumbarahi on Friday, October 9, 2015. Photo: RPP-Nepal Central Committee Co-Spokesperson Mohan Shrestha's Twitter account
BIRATNAGAR: Deputy Prime Minister and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal leader Kamal Thapa on Friday hoped that the incumbent government would not topple immediately. Talking to journalists at the Biratnagar Airport today, Thapa said remours and speculations about change of the government were baseless. He was of the view that CPN Maoist Cenre Pushpa Kamal Dahal's emphasis on the national consensus government should not be interpreted as attempts to topple the government because Dahal had been stressing the need of consensus in order to solve current problems for long. Thapa said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had already clarified about a "gentlemen's agreement" about change of guard at Cabinet meetings and public programmes repeatedly. The Deputy Prime Minister said the incumbent government could continue till the elections to the federal Parliament to be held around two years later. Thapa urged other political parties including the Maoist Centre and the main opposition party Nepali Congress to seriously consider the negative messages likely to spread from attempts to change the government.