New political outfit launched

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 19:

Three religious leaders today formally announced formation of the Rastriya Jana Prajatantrik Party (RJPP).

The party — inaugurated jointly by Karma Tenjing, a Buddhist, Dhirajpati, a Hindu and Nijarul Hoda Ansair, an Islam, which according to the party are three major religions in Nepal — is based on religious co-existence.

Central chairman of the RJPP Pandav Prasad Thapaliya said the party is ready to contest in the coming local elections.

“We have contacts in all 58 municipalities and our people over there are ready to take part in the elections,” he said.

The party is yet to be registered, “But,” its chairman said, “the inaugural programme was organised with permission from the Election Commission.” Within 50 days of its conception, it has set up district comities in 26 districts, he informed.

“We believe in harmonious co-existence of all three major religious communities,” Thapalia said, adding, the democratic system is an indispensable political system for Nepal.

The party aims at uplifting government schools, working on non-aligned foreign policy, and carrying on with peaceful economic revolution. “We believe coordination, understanding, partnership, consent and cooperation is needed among the monarchy, political parties and the people,” Thapalia said.