RPP unanimous on Thapa as its chair

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 16, 2017-

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has made a unanimous decision to appoint incumbent Chairman Kamal Thapa as the next chairman of the party. 

Issuing a joint statement on Wednesday evening, former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, incumbent national chairman Prakash Chandra Lohani and former RPP chair Pashupati Sumsher Rana announced their support to Thapa. 

Both Lohani and Rana were the aspirants for the chairmanship.

“We have decided to support Thapa to have unanimous leadership through the upcoming general convention,” reads the statement. “We want to give message 

of unity through this convection.”

The three leaders decided to support Thapa after he assured that he would give “respectable positions” to all leaders close to Chand, Lohani and Rana in the Central Working Committee (CWC). Sunil Bahadur Thapa, son of former party chairman and prime minister Surya Bahadur, has already extended his support to Thapa.

Meanwhile, the statue committee of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to have a 161-member Central Working Committee, including 29 office bearers.

According to the new organisational set-up, the right wing party will have one chairman, five vice-chairmen, four general secretaries, five joint general secretaries, seven assistant general secretaries, one treasurer, three spokespersons, two assistant spokespersons and one joint treasurer. 

The new set-up, however, has to be endorsed through the general convention. 

As many as 3,470 convention representatives will elect the CWC. 

As the party had to adjust leaders from both the factions—RPP-Nepal and the RPP, the CWC currently has 300 members, including 22 office bearers. 

The convention that begins on February 17 is the first after RPP-N and the RPP merged on November 22 to become the RPP. 

The four-day jamboree will also decide party’s position on monarchy and federalism. The party has already decided to adopt Hindutwa as its main ideology..

Published: 16-02-2017 08:33

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