PARSA: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Presidium Coordinator, Mahantha Thakur, has said that the RJP-Nepal was not in favour of making naturalised citizenship holders either President or Prime Minister in the country.
Addressing a conference at Birgunj Metropolitan City-21 on Sunday, Coordinator Thakur clarified that the party was in favour of distributing citizenship certificates as per the provision of the interim constitution while arguing that attempts were made to defame Madhes-based parties by spreading rumours that the party was upholding the idea to allow naturalised citizenship holders to hold the top positions.
He also expressed the view that women acquiring naturalised citizenship after marriage should get the same rights as husbands.
Reiterating that the RJP-Nepal was ready to participate in local level elections if the government addresses the demands signed with Madhesi Morcha, leader Thakur urged the government to create environment conducive for their participation in the polls.
Meanwhile, laying the foundation stone for a house of fire victim at Patelnagar of Birgunj-21, Coordinator Thakur said that the trend of the entire country coming together for support in cases of natural disasters has continued and such humanitarian act has strengthened national harmony.