Rana’s RPP-Democratic won’t get EC’s recognition, claims Thapa



KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has claimed that the Pashupati Shumsher JB Rana’s Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) will fail to get recognition at the Election Commission (EC) as the Rana faction did not have the mandatory 40 percent of total 165 central members as provisioned in the RPP statute.

“Rana submitted the signature of 64 leaders to the EC while filing application. He may have collected signature of 16 lawmakers out of total 37, but the number of Central Working Committee members is not sufficient to split the party,” he said while speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Thursday.

“Eight lawmakers who signed the application are not in the Central Working Committee,” added.

“And of the remaining 56, CWC members Sabina Singh and Dr Bhimsen Gurung has refused to admit that they signed the application,” furthered Thapa.

It means Rana faction has only 54 CWC members ‘signatures which doesn’t meet the required 40 percent- thus is unlikely to get recognition from the EC.

Chair Thapa has already demanded the EC to scrap the application filed by Rana to form a new party arguing that the Rana faction didn’t meet requirements as termed by the RPP statute.


One the occasion, he also accused the ruling parties to have helped Rana in split the party. “The government has lured Rana promising some ministries,” he added.

“Rana should not have listened to them. He led the party for 16 years and now he has broken it. Rana will regret this,” he furthered adding, “He ended his own political legacy.”

Thapa also blamed Nepali Congress of not showing seriousness towards gathering two-thirds majority in support of the under-discussion constitution amendment proposal.

He said,” Nepali Congress doesn’t want Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN)’s participation in the election.”

“When there were chances of gathering two-thirds support the government didn’t present the amendment bill at the parliament. When the chances faded, they forwarded the bill.”

“There is not meaning to vote in favor,” he added.

He also expressed his doubt that the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur will successfully conduct all elections within the given time frame.