Three RPPs’ uni­fi­ca­tion move de­railed

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Due to per­sonal ego and per­son­al­ity prob­lem, the long awaited uni­fi­ca­tion process of the three par­ties of for­mer pan­chas - - Ras­triya-Pra­jatantra Party (RPP), RPP (Demo­cratic) and RPP (Na­tion­al­ist) – has been de­railed for the time be­ing. RPP (Demo­cratic)'s chair­man Pashu­pati Shumsh­erRana al­leged RPP chair­man Ka­mal Thapa for cre­at­ing hur­dles in the uni­fi­ca­tion process. Speak­ing at a pro­gramme, Rana said that dis­pute was cre­ated by Thapa on party's name, flag and elec­tion sym­bol. Re­act­ing on Rana's re­marks, RPP chair­man Thapa twit­ted, “RPP can­not ne­go­ti­ate against the party's bot­tom­lines –Hindu na­tion, monar­chyand strong lo­cal au­ton­o­mous bod­ies”. Rana is found hes­i­tated in pro­nounc­ing “in­sti­tu­tion of monar­chy”, in­stead, has said “tra­di­tional force”. Also, Rana has ob­jec­tion on elec­tion sym­bol “cow” and also on the party flag. After the shame­ful de­feat of the RPP and its splin­ter par­ties in last elec­tions, the party work­ers have put pres­sure on the lead­er­ship for uni­fi­ca­tion. To re­call, all three splin­ter par­ties lost the recog­ni­tion of be­ing a na­tional party in the last elec­tions. There­fore, if the present split will con­tinue, the three par­ties hav­ing the agenda of Hindu King­dom can­not ex­ist in Nepali pol­i­tics. There­fore, cadres from all the three par­ties are con­vinced that there is a need for uni­fi­ca­tion and for that party to emerge as an al­ter­nate force. Party sym­pa­thiz­ers say that the three par­ties have to be uni­fied with the com­mit­ment for not split­ting the party in fu­ture any­more. Since its foun­da­tion, the RPP is se­ri­ously suf­fer­ing from the dis­ease of splits time and again.

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