October 7, 2017 06:27 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa has said the RPP has called for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu nation since that was the country's identity for the last five thousand years.
Inaugurating the Nepal Sanatan Religion and Culture Organization here on Saturday, he said this topic could not be incorporated in the present constitution as the number required for doing so could not be managed in the Constituent Assembly at the time of drafting the constitution.
Stating only 25 members of his party were in support of the Hindu state while putting it to a vote before issuing the constitution, the RPP chairman said, "Nepal had been a Hindu nation in the past, it is a Hindu Nationa at present and it will be so in the future also."
The social goodwill and the relations between the nation and the family in Nepal are guided by the Sanatan values, he argued.
RPP chairman Thapa also hinted at collaboration and unity with other parties that share his party's ideological perspective of Nepal as a Hindu nation with equality of all religions.
Nepali Baba, Guru Padmacharya, president of the Bindabasini Adhyatmik Sangh, Keshav Chaulagain, president of Hindu Jagaran Nepal, Ram Krishna Upadhyay, president of Nepal Sanatan Dharma Sanskriti Sangathan, Pushpa Raj Purush, among the speakers underlined the need of reinstating Nepal as a Hindu nation by promoting political consciousness in the religious sector. (RSS)