Thapa and Lingden in the fray for RPP chairmanship
December 3, 2021 04:00 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The current Chairman Kamal Thapa and leader Rajendra Lingden have registered their candidacies for the chairmanship of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) in its Unity General Convention underway in the capital.
Chairman Thapa and leader Lingden reached the national assembly on Friday with their panels to register their candidacies. Speaking with media personnel after registering his candidature, Thapa claimed that he will emerge victorious with a majority of votes. He said that he will stand together with candidate Lingden among other leaders to move the party forward after winning the election. Stating that the rise of young leaders is a good sign for the party, he said that he had announced his candidacy for a second time to maintain the party’s unity, strengthen the party based on the principles of nationalism, democracy, and liberalism.
Meanwhile, candidate Lingden claimed that he did not announce his nomination for any personal ambition or aspiration for the post. He said that steps would be taken under his leadership to raise the level of Rastriya Prajatantra Party and establish it as the leading party of the country.
Lingden said that the current change of leadership would be a starting point for the party cadres to carry out the task of uplifting the party.
Thapa and Lingden are running for the post of the party’s chairman. Likewise, Lila Devi Shrestha and Rosan Karki have registered their names from the women quota for the post of the party’s vice-chairperson while Jagat Prasad Gauchan, Ramchandra Raya Yadav, Bikram Pandey, Dhruv Bahadur Prashan, Budhiman Tamang, and Durga Devi Shrestha have also registered their candidacies for the post.
Similarly, while Rekha Thapa, Kunti Kumari Shahi have registered their candidacies for the post of General Secretary through the women’s quota, Dhawal Sumsher Rana, Shyan Prasad Timalsina, Bhuwan Kumar Pathak, and Bhaskar Bhadra have registered their names from the men’s quota.