RPP-Nepal led by Kamal Thapa splits. A group led by former president of RPP Pashupati Sumsher Rana constituted a new party RPP-Prajatantrik. They have already registered application in Elections Commission for new party under the leadership of Rana.
The new party includes 22MPs with three elected MP’s Sunil Thapa, Dipak Bohara and Bikram Pandey and 72 central members. After this Kamal Thapa has now just 15 members of parliament. Two RPP were united in last November with RPP-Nepal has 24 MPs and RPP has 13. If Rana’s claim comes True, Thapa will have now just 15 members.
The party split on the issue whether to join Deuba government or not. The party concluded unity convention in March. Following the convention, Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party.
RPP-Nepal President Kamal Thapa twitted that the gathering is illegitimate and all the signatures are fake.
Rana-led Ratriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-Nepal) had unified in last November. However, the internal disputes among the top leaders driven the split in the party within nearly nine months after the unification.
The party had 37 lawmakers in the house after the unification on November 21 that included 24 from Thapa-led RPP-Nepal and 13 from Rana-led RPP.