Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Rajendra Lingden (C). (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has called a meeting of its office bearers to discuss the directives of the Election Commission (EC) to remove “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from its party statute.
A meeting of the office-bearers has been called for today afternoon to discuss the party strategy following the EC’s directives.
RPP Chairman Rajendra Lingden said that the directive of the Election Commission and the current strategy would be discussed in the meeting to be held at the party office, Dhumbarahi.
The EC had recently written a letter to RPP asking it to remove the words “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.