Kathmandu, February 8
Rastriya Prajatantra Party’s former chairman Kamal Thapa says he has left the party.
Since his failure in the party’s general convention to become the chairman again, Thapa, one of the most outspoken royalists of recent times, has been accusing former king Gyanendra Shah of launching a conspiracy to defeat him.
Asking the new chairman Rajendra Lingden to launch an investigation into Shah’s role, Thapa had been boycotting the party meetings.
In his statement today, Kamal Thapa says he has decided to leave the party with a heavy heart after the party leadership did not hear his complaint. He claims if the complaint had been addressed, he would not leave the party that he has been a part of for the past 31 years.
“I do not have hostility with any leaders in the party, and I wish for their welfare.”
There are many leaders close to Thapa among office-bearers in the RPP, but it is not clear whether they will leave the party too.
Meanwhile, RPP Chairman Rajendra Lingden says Kamal Thapa’s decision to leave the party is unfortunate as the party leadership was still discussing his complaint.
Lingden says this decision will also prove unfortunate for Thapa’s own political career also.