Newly elected Chairperson of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Rajendra Prasad Lingden has called leaders and cadres, who had left the party at different times, to return to the party.

At the oath-taking ceremony following the party convention today, Chairperson Lingden ruled out the provision of hand-picking office bearers, but said responsibility would be provided to the newly elected ones on the basis of their performance and contribution to the party.

"Everyone in the party will be given responsibility to make the party active and lively. Their role in strengthening the organisation and the votes they garnered in the election will be considered while giving responsibility," he stressed, arguing that he had honesty and devotion to incorporate all sides in the party.

He announced that RPP would be established as an alternative political force in Nepali politics. Both measures of street struggle and elections would be adopted to take the party to the centre of national politics, Lingden vowed. On the occasion, former chairperson of the party Pashupati Shumsher Rana hoped the party would forward the issues of nationality, democracy and liberalism as the leadership had been handed over now.

Similarly, another former chairperson of the party Prakash Chandra Lohani said the party should be established as a nationalist force based on democratic thoughts, norms and system.

Newly elected Vice-chairperson of the party Bikram Pande said RPP had presented an example for other parties by handing over the leadership, which was a much debated and awaited issue in the country.

The newly elected office bearers were distributed the victory certificates at the programme.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 6, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.