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RPP-N’s amendment proposal seeks monarchy along with Hindu state

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, September 3

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal today registered amendment proposal on the “Revised Bill” of the new constitution at the Constituent Assembly Secretariat proposing constitutional monarchy instead of republic system. It also demanded that the country be declared a Hindu state and sought decentralisation instead of federalism.

In the 24-point amendment proposal, the RPP-N defined monarchy as His Majesty, the dynasty of Prithvi Narayan Shah, follower of Arya culture and Hindu religion.

“Nothing is impossible technically and principally. Monarchy is necessary as it can be a symbol of unity in diversity of Nepal. We believe reinstatement of monarchy is possible,” RPP-N Chairman Kamal Thapa said at a press meet organised at the party’s parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar after the party registered the proposal.

Stating that the RPP-N wanted the new constitution delivered no later than after two weeks, Thapa said, “Neither the protesters nor the government should disrupt the constitution drafting process on any pretext.”

As the government is inciting protesters and suppressing them by using force suspicion has been raised whether the parties in government is working to disrupt the constitution drafting process.

RPP-N proposed a directly elected prime minister as chief executive and king as head of state. It also proposed separate Muslim Commission and Commission on Indigenous Nationalities.

Thapa also said his party would begin organised efforts to expose and subject to legal action those involved in organised corruption in medical education.

A version of this article appears in print on September 04, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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