Pledge to turn all municipals into smart cities in 10 years

Kathmandu, April 26

Rastriya Prajatantra Party unveiled its manifesto for local polls committing to transform all municipalities into smart cities in the next 10 years.

The party also pledged to carry out planned development at the local level and make village municipalities self reliant.

The manifesto was unveiled by party Chair Kamal Thapa today. The party pledged to provide employment to at least one member of each family. It also committed to build one 25-bed hospital in all local levels.

The RPP said it would prevent forced religious conversion and fully ban cow slaughter.

The RPP committed to allocate at least 20 per cent budget of the local levels to education and to end politicisation of the education sector.

The RPP said in its manifesto that it would send two meritorious students to study medicine and engineering every year and upon completion of their studies, the doctors would serve for five years at the local level.

The party also said it would adopt a policy of attracting outstanding students from the local levels to choose the profession of teachers. It said every citizen at the local level would have health insurance coverage in five years.

The party also said if it would recognise the contributions of late Prithvi Narayan Shah.

Other promises of Rastriya Prajatantra Party

  • Education in mother tongues till grade III
  • Education sector to be declared as zone of peace
  • Private sector’s role in education will be regulated
  • Primary health care to be free in hospitals receiving grant assistance from local levels
  • Local levels to provide Rs 5,000 to new mothers from indigent families to meet the nutrition needs of babies
  • Housing facilities for indigent families
  • Shared ownership of property to be implemented in municipalities where the RPP wins
  • Local levels to lift all below the poverty line in 10 years
  • Employment for one citizen from each house in the local level
  • Families to get Rs one lakh if any member who have gone for foreign employment dies in a foreign country
  • Industries or business that provide employment to at least 25 people of their local level will get tax exemption for 10 years and other facilities as well
  • General strikes to be banned in local levels
  • Electricity and drinking water for all households
  • Motorable roads for all the wards of local levels in five years
  • Tools of right to information and third party monitory to be used to discourage corruption and anomalies in governance
  • Fifteen per cent budget to be allocated for women’s education, health and employment
  • Academy to be established to promote Mithila, Bhojpuri and Awadhi cultures and programmes to promote and protect Tharu culture
  • Equal opportunity to be created for protection and promotion of indigenous nationalities