Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair Thapa slams delay in tabling constitution amendment bill

Janakpurdham, August 2

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairperson Kamal Thapa today criticised the delay in tabling the Constitution amendment bill, calling it a tactic of the major ruling coalition partner.

“As Congress reckons the political gains it will achieve by keeping the RJP-N outside the election process, it seems to be deliberately not tabling the bill,” said the RPP chief, speaking at a press conference here today. Further, he said his party was ready to support the bill if it was tabled in the Parliament. Thapa urged the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal to seize the chance to take part in the third round of polls.

“There’s barely one-and-a-half months left for the third round of the civic polls and the RJP-N is still dithering about whether or not to take part in the election, which is unfortunate,” he said, calling on the government and the main opposition to create conducive environment for the dissenting party  to join the election process.

The RPP supremo also took the opportunity to dwell on its agenda of reinstatement of Hindu State identity, protection of the rights of Madhesi communities and a corruption-free administration. “As we have a better agenda, we deserve to win,” he said.