April 23, 2019 10:17 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, April 23: The government is holding talks with the agitating Kamal Thapa-led Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) today.
According to Publicity Department Chief of RPP, Mohan Shrestha the talks will be held at Singhdurbar today at 1 pm.
A government panel led by Law Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal will hold talks with RPP leaders Rajendra Lingden and Niranjan Thapa over various demands raised by RPP including the restoration of Hindu state and monarchy in the country.
The RPP has been holding series of protests across the country for the past few months demanding the restoration of Hindu state and monarchy. On April 21, the government had invited RPP for the dialogue. Law Minister Dhakal sent official message to party chair Thapa for the meeting. The party had submitted a 22-point memorandum to Prime Minister marking Democracy Day on February 19 as a gesture of beginning of their protest.
The government is holding dialogue with the RPP at a time when the party is starting the second phase of programs.