RPP to cooperate if NC 'carries' agenda of Hindu-state: Thapa

POKHARA: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has said that the party would cooperate with the Nepali Congress if the latter took RPP's side to establish Nepal as a Hindu state.

Addressing the programme organised by Media Nepal in Pokhara today, Thapa said that RPP - which alone has drawn up the agenda of Hindu state for a long time - is no more alone in this issue since the members participating in the NC Maha Samiti Meeting have also made similar demands.

The RPP Chair opined that such phenomenon would further pile pressure for reinstatement of a Hindu state.

He revealed that RPP would launch Mechi-Mahakali People's Struggle campaign from February 19 demanding reinstatement of Hindu Nepal, Constitutional monarchy and dismissal of the federal system.

On the occasion, Thapa suggested that NC should follow the fundamental BP path (late BP Koirala’s ideologies). He also reminded that once BP had stated that Nepal could not remain an independent nation sans monarchy.

He further stated that foreign interference in the country's internal affairs has increased of late despite a two-thirds majority of Communist party.

Thapa went on to claim that at present, people in the country were more interested in the monarchical system rather than the federal system of governance.

The RPP chair also suggested that some agitating and disgruntled groups are currently active backed by motives of sedition- acts which the government should check at the soonest.

RPP Chair meets former king Gyanendra Shah

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the RPP Chair held a meeting with former King Gyanendra Bikram Shah here, today. Tweeting about the meeting, Thapa said that Shah had expressed deep concerns about the ever deteriorating state of Nepal.

The meeting was held at Hotel Mount Glory in Pokhara.

The former king is apparently on a personal visit to the lake-city. Shah was greeted by scores of monarchy supporters after landing at the Pokhara Airport on Monday.

(Translated by Sureish Chaudhary)