Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairperson Rajendra Lingden has accused leaders of major political parties of stashing away billions of rupees abroad.

Speaking at a mass gathering and party-entry programme in Rupandehi's Bhairahawa today, the RPP leader accused leaders of major political parties of depositing tens of billions of rupees they amassed illegally in some foreign bank.

"UML, Congress and Maoist, earlier, used to accuse former kings of hiding their wealth abroad, but the same leaders who were never tired of crying foul against the kings have in fact hidden around 70 billion rupees they amassed through corruption and other illegal means in a Swiss bank by bleeding the country's coffers dry," he said. He however, didn't reveal the names of the leaders and industrialists involved in hiding away their illegal wealth abroad.

"Political parties even formed a committee in a bid to bring back the money deposited in the Swiss bank, but the committee hasn't submitted its report yet," he added.

The RPP leader further lambasted political parties' tall promises. "We have witnessed changes in polity but not in the lifestyle of people," he said, accusing political parties of failing to perform better than the former kings.

"Political parties haven't been able to do even as much as what the former kings did.

We have a total of 30 million people, out of whom five million are working abroad, and it's with the money they send home in remittance that our country is running," he noted.

On a different note, Lingden said he was unhappy about how the MCC was ratified against people's aspiration and described the dissolution of a majority government as unusual.

He also pointed out the danger of the country ending up with a fate similar to the one faced by Sri Lanka now. The RPP leader also took the opportunity to urge the audience to vote for his party for reinstatement of the Hindu state.

Various other leaders of the party also spoke on the occasion.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 5, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.