RPP-N, RPP announce unification

Published On: July 11, 2016 04:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 11: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) led by Kamal Thapa and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) led by Lokendra Bahadhur Chand have announced unification.

Organizing a press conference in the Capital on Monday, the two parties announced to complete the unification process within this year.

RPP-N, that has been demanding to reinstate monarchy and Hindu State, has agreed to unite with RPP that has accepted republic and secularism.

According to RPP-N, Chairman Kamal Thapa, both the parties will propose for unification in their respective Central Committee meetings slated for the last week of July.

 “Party unification proposals will be passed by both the parties,” said Thapa at the press conference, “After the unification, the Central Committee of the unified party will be 300-member strong.”

The merger was announced after a consensus was forged by the talk committees formed by the both parties.

They have agreed to follow the decisions made by a Unity Convention over federalism and monarchy, while both the parties have agreed on reinstating Hindu State.

An agreement has been reached that a RPP-N leader will become Central Chairman after the unification, while a RPP leader will become Executive Chairman.

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