EC directs RPP to remove ‘monarchy’ and ‘Hindu state’ from its statute


January 23, 2022


EC directs RPP to remove ‘monarchy’ and ‘Hindu state’ from its statute

Building of the Election Commission at Kantipath, Kathmandu. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to remove “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from the party statute.

The EC has recently written a letter to RPP asking it to come to the EC by removing the terminologies “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from the party statute within seven days.

The RPP had sent its new elected committee to the EC after the election of a new working committee for the update on December 25 as per the Political Parties Act.

After analyzing the party’s statute, the EC decided that the two terminologies were unconstitutional.

RPP has been raising the agenda of constitutional monarchy and Hindu state.

Rajendra Lingden has been elected as the Chairperson from the recently concluded general convention.

Meanwhile, former RPP Chairperson Kamal Thapa has objected to the EC’s decision.

Taking to Twitter, Thapa has said labeled the EC’s directive “unconstitutional” and that it would not be acceptable for his party.

Similarly, the Election Commission has also directed the party to remove the “cow” symbol from the RPP flag.

Stating that the national animal “cow” cannot be used by any particular party, the EC has asked the party to change the flag.