Rastriya Prajatantra Party's 'constructive support' for statute amendment

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has expressed its willingness to lend constructive support for the Constitution amendment if that would promote national unity and integrity in the long run.

At a press meet organised after the two-day meeting of the newly unified party today, party Chairman Kamal Thapa today urged the government to move forward with the amendment forging national consensus.

Thapa also asked the government to address the demands of the Madhes-based parties in the amendment process.

He demanded the nation be restored as the Hindu nation and put a stop to the attempt to change the religion of people under the name of secularism.

The unified party’s National Chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana opined that the nation lacked patriotic feelings and that efforts would be made to restore party’s position to that of past days.

Leader Prakash Chand Lohani shared it was a time to rethink the decision to be a part of the incumbent government.

This is a first meeting after the two parties–earlier RPP and RPP-N–had united on Monday.

The meeting, meanwhile, also decided to hold a general convention by mid-February 2017 to discuss disputed issues within the party.