RPP cadres’ bid to narrow down differences

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 13:

In a bid to narrow down the ongoing intra-party wrangling, over 43 district chairmen of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) today made a joint effort to bring all the leaders together to a common platform by organising a tea party.

Senior leaders, including chairman Pashupati SJB Rana, chairman of the RPP (Rastrabadi) Rajeswor Devkota, and chairman of the Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) Surya Bahadur Thapa, were invited to the party. Rana and Devkota attended but Thapa did not turn up. Senior leader Rabindra Nath Sharma, party vice-chairman Padma Sunder Lawati and spokesperson Roshan Karki attended the party and exchanged New Year greetings.

Chairman Rana said RPP was playing a catalyt’s role to narrow down gap between the King and political parties to end current political deadlock.

He reiterated the need for a consensus between the King and political forces on the basis of constitutional monarchy and multi-party democracy.

Meanwhile, in a New Year message, Rana has urged all the parties and Nepalis residing in Nepal and abroad to go hand in hand to establish peace in the country.

Former minister Kamal Thapa said only dialogue could end the current deadlock. “Taking to the streets will further complicate the situation,” Thapa said. He said the RPP has initiated efforts to build a consensus among political parties. Former minister Jogmeher Shrestha also reiterated the need to forge a consensus among all the democratic forces. “Street movement is not the need of the hour.”