Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair Thapa meets former king Gyanendra in Pokhara

Pokhara, December 21

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa today met former king Gyanendra Shah in Pokhara this morning.

Thapa met Shah at Hotel Mount Glory, where the former king has been staying for the past five days. The two held talks from 9:15am to 10:15am.

According to a RPP leader, the meeting dwelled on national unity and contemporary politics.

During the meeting, former king Shah advised Thapa to unite splinter parties and also those with similar views. “The former king stressed on checking foreign interference in internal affairs of the country and keeping national unity intact,” informed the RPP leader.

Shah had inquired Thapa about the process of party unification between former royalists and supporters of the Panchayat system.  When Thapa told Shah that many members of the Nepali Congress were also in favour of restoration of Hindu state, Shah had advised Thapa to work with the Nepali Congress. Several NC have expressed views in favour of restoring Nepal as a Hindu state during the party’s ongoing Maha Samiti meeting.

Thapa is in Pokhara for his party’s training programme. Shah, who came to Pokhara with his wife, will stay here for two weeks. He is scheduled to offer puja at Bindhyabasini temple tomorrow morning, said RPP Kaski leader Barun Bikram Rana.