Hindu state will be restored at any cost: Minister Bhandari

Published On: December 12, 2016 03:49 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari has claimed that his party, Nepali Congress (NC), has not forged an official opinion that Nepal should be a secular country.

Speaking at an interaction at Reporters’ Club on Monday, Minister Bhandari said, “Till now, no discussions have been made in our party on secularism. Secularism was not the agenda of the People’s Revolution-2. It came out of nowhere.”

He added that his party was for restoring Nepal as a Hindu state.

“Leader Khum Bahadur Khadka is in the forefront of the campaign for restoring Hindu State,” he said.

Saying that NC has no alternatives that opting for Hindu state, Minister Bhandari added,  “Opting for Hindu state will benefit the party. NC should take an initiation for that, Nepal will be restored as a Hindu state at any cost.”

On a separate note, Minister Bhandari claimed that the act of the UML’s sister organizations seeking persona non grata against Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae was against diplomatic decorum.


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