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Thapa, Rana to fight for RPP Chair


Chairman Kamal Thapa and National Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana are most likely to contest for leadership during the first unity convention of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party scheduled to be held in the Capital next month.
The convention that begins on February 17 is the first after two rightist forces Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and the RPP merged on November 22 to become the RPP.
With 37 seats in the 595-strong Parliament, the RPP is the fourth largest party. The four-day jamboree will be held at the Bhrikutimandap-based exhibition hall. 
A new leadership and a Central Working Committee will be elected for the next four years.
According to party sources, Thapa and Rana have expedited their consultations with the cadres. Rana, who chaired the RPP before the merger, is the national chairman, the second-in-command after Thapa.
Dilnath Giri, the chief whip of the party, said around 4,500 delegates will elect a 150-member CWC including the office bearers. As the party had to adjust leaders from both the factions, the CWC currently has 300 members preparing for the convention.
The party has also formed around a dozen committees assigning them to handle guests, manage shelter for the representatives and respond to the media. The Election Committee is led by Vice-chairman Niranjan Thapa.
Village and municipal conventions of the united party began across the country on Sunday. The district conventions will select the convention representatives by February 4. The list of delegates will be submitted to the organising committee by February 12.
Published: The Kathmandu Post

25-01-2017

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