RPP-N demands referendum in 3 months

The fourth largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has demanded referendum on secularism, republicanism and federalism within three months.

Jan. 18, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 08 No.- 14 January 16 - 2015 (Magh 2, 2071)

The fourth largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has demanded referendum on secularism, republicanism and federalism within three months.

Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the party said the disputes should be settled with people's mandate in the referendum by mid-April reports THT online.

The party has held four major political forces – Nepali Congress, CP-UML, UCPN-Maoist and United Democratic Madhesi Front – responsible for the CA's failure to promulgate the constitution by January 22.

A handful of leaders of major parties wanted to decide on key issues of the constitution outside CA and use the constitution writing body but as a rubber stamp to approve those decisions, RPP-N spokesperson Bishnu Bhattarai said in the statement.

Meanwhile, the party also announced a 'people's struggle' for reinstatement of the Hindu state in the new constitution.

The demonstration programmes include rallies and assemblies in all district headquarters, sit-in and gherao at the CA building and submission of signatures to CA Chair demanding declaration of the Hindu state.

A mobilisation committee has been formed in the leadership of party Chair Kamal Thapa, according to Bhattarai. 

More on Politics

The Latest

Latest Magazine

VOL 12 No.07, November 22, 2018 (Kartik. 16, 2075) Online Register Number: DOI 584/074-75

VOL 12 No.06, October 12, 2018 (Ashoj. 26, 2075) Online Register Number: DOI 584/074-75

VOL 12 No.05, September 21, 2018 (Ashoj. 05, 2075) Online Register Number: DOI 584/074-75

VOL 12 No.04, September 07, 2018 (Bhadra 22, 2075) Online Register Number: DOI 584/074-75