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RPP chief calls for review of treaty

- Post Report, Hetauda

Apr 6, 2018-

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa has suggested Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli hold discussion on review of 1950 Nepal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty with Indian leaders during his India visit.

Addressing a programme organised in Hetauda on Thursday, Thapa urged PM Oli to strengthen the relationship between the two countries in a new way by reviewing the agreements signed against national interest. 

Though India had committed to build the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project 20 years ago, the construction has not started yet, Thapa said, urging PM Oli to finalise the implementation of the agreement during this visit.

Claiming that the government had granted permission to construct makeshift bridges in Darchula along the Nepal-India border, Thapa questioned its intent to protect the national sovereignty.

Coming down heavily on the government’s recent decision to trim the public holidays, former deputy prime minister Thapa said “it was sheer attack on important traditional festivals”. The decision was made with an intent to surrender to foreigners, he added.

In another context, Thapa asserted that Hetauda would remain the capital of Province 3.

Published: 06-04-2018 08:36

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