Organizing a public meeting in Kathmandu on Friday president of pro-Hindu rightist party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, has called for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu state and conducting referendum on the fate of monarchy, which was abolished more than a decade ago. The party has concluded a two week long National Self-respect March or Rastrya Swabhiman Yatra from Mechi zone in the East to Mahakali zone in the west covering a distance of 2,800 km for the cause of reconverting Nepal into a Hindu state from a secular one. Nepal was converted into a secular state through the Peoples Movement of 2006 and the 240 year old institution of monarchy was abolished in 2008 through a Parliament voting.
Hundreds of activists of RPP who participated in the march converged into a pubic meeting at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu on Friday. Former Home Minister Thapa vowed to re-convert the country into a Hindu state and launch campaign for establishing a democratic system with the inclusion of monarchy.
Thapa said his party organized the march to preserve national integrity and end corruption in the country. He blamed both the Nepal Communist Party led government and main opposition Nepali Congress for the current chaotic situation in the country. He slammed Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli for signing a pact with secessionist leader C.K. Raut, who heads Alliance for Free Madhes last week.