RPP pledges monarchy as guardian and directly-elected prime ministerThe Rastriya Prajatantra Party has also proposed to scrap the provinces and go for a two-tier federal structure.
The right-wing Rastriya Prajatantra Party has unveiled its election manifesto for the November federal and provincial polls, prominently proposing the reinstatement of monarchy.
Party Chairman Rajendra Lingden and office-bearers made the manifesto public amid a function on Monday. They said the party won’t aim to gain power but focus on its priorities.
“In the coming days, we will focus on our priorities instead of power,” the manifesto states.
The pro-royalist party is contesting the upcoming federal and provincial polls forging an alliance with the CPN-UML.
Likewise, the party has stood for a directly-elected executive prime ministerial system and fully proportional representation in the legislature.
The party has also pledged to scrap the provinces and two-tier federal structure and to keep intact a centre and strengthen the local level.
Nepal currently adopts a three-tier federal structure—the federal, provincial and local units—as enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. The current system came into effect after the federal and provincial elections held in 2017.
The party has called for a Hindu Kingdom based on the Sanatan Dharma with religious freedom to all faiths.
Further, the party has proposed a high-level citizens’ commission which will investigate the property of those who have remained in power since 1990. This is to curb the rampant corruption in the country, the manifesto says.
The RPP has also proposed a system in which a person cannot remain as a head of the party and any other executive position like the prime minister for more than two terms and the formation of a Constitutional Council without the representatives of political parties.