BHAIRAHAWA: Rastriya Prajatantra Party chairperson Kamal Thapa said on Friday it would be better to go for a snap election in the present circumstances.

Speaking at a national assembly organised by Media Nepal in Butwal, the RPP chief said, "In view of the failure of the communist party to run the majority government, it's better to go to the polls for a fresh mandate rather than setting the stage for coalition governments just like in the past." Further, Thapa also argued that it would be against the people's mandate for the opposition party to lead or join the government. "People's mandate for Nepali Congress is that it must be in the opposition. So as the ball is in its court now, I hope NC will weigh its options of whether to enter into some unholy alliance with the other party or faction to form a government or opt for a respectable fresh mandate," he explained, adding an snap election is definitely better than opting dirty political practices such as horse trading to play out. Various other party leaders had also spoken on the occasion.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 06, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.