There is low chance RPP will stay at the government: Dr Lohani

RPP national president Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: National president of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani, today– on the eve of RPP’s district convention– underlined the necessity of local level election in country while rejecting the idea of constitution amendment.

He said, “People have not got opportunity to choose their own representatives since 2054 election. Thus our party demands local level election,” during a face to face interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal, Bhrikutimandap presided by senior journalist and Club’s President Rishi Dhamala.

He added, “Constitution amendment will not solve national problems as it does not go according to national interest. There is no need of amendment.”

Lohani welcomed the provision of local government mentioned in the Local Body Restructuring Report and doubted the current government’s intention in holding election. He said, “The government has no intention of holding election and thus are making too many excuses.”

He also said though RPP was one of the ruling parties, they presence in the government has become meaningless. He accused the government never to have summoned to meeting and discussion and added, “There is now a very little chance RPP will stay at the government. We are just waiting for an official declaration.”

Dr. Lohani is also a possible candidate to post of RPP Chairman. District convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party starts tomorrow while General convention will be held on 6, 7 and 8 of Falgun.