January 23, Kathmandu-
Though forwned upon by some fringe elements who want to restore the obsolete monarchical rule, majority seems to have welcomed the Election Commission’s directive to the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to remove “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from the party statute. Also, the EC is point blank in pointing out that national emblems like the national animal cow cannot be used by any party, whatever may have been the usages in the past.
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.