Face-off between Kamal Thapa and Rajendra Lingden for the top post


The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is all set to begin its general convention, today.

A new leadership and a central working committee will be elected at the end of the three-day event in the capital.

The national congress of the party is being held after the unification between RPP and RPP (United) that took place in 2020.

Meanwhile, incumbent party chair Kamal Thapa and the only representative of the party at the House of Representatives Rajendra Lingden are vying for the top post, having announced their candidacies in succession.

Two other chairpersons of the party, Pashupati Shumsher Rana and Prakash Chandra Lohani have kept themselves out of the chairmanship race.

The competition for the post of party chair between the two candidates -- Thapa and Lingden -- is being predicted to be a tough one with the candidates claiming a victory by whooping majority. Many party bigwigs have thrown their weights behind both the aspirants.

During the convention, Thapa will present the political paper while Rana and Lohani will present social and financial papers, respectively.

Thousands of party cadres have assembled in the valley to take part in the convention.