KATHMANDU, April 12: Kamal Thapa, chairperson of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has accused influential leaders of the ruling party of being involved in occupying public land with the help of land mafia.
Addressing a protest in front of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office in Bagdurbar on Thursday, Thapa cautioned that land mafia may also sell Tundikhel (public ground in the heart of the city) in the name of private ownership.
“Land mafia sold Lalita Niwas and may some day sell Tundikhel as well but the government is still mum on the loot on national treasury. Time has come for the public to speak out on such issues,” said Thapa.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Thapa also demanded a probe into the property details of leaders taking public positions after 1990.
Thapa-led RPP picketed all 753 local units on Thursday to draw the government's attention on its demand of reinstating constitutional monarchy, Hindu state and curbing corruption, maintaining good governance and settling the issue of unemployment.