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Three pro-king parties merge to save Nepal monarchy

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 14:34 IST
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Three pro-king parties in Nepal have merged with the aim of strengthening monarchy and reconverting the country to a Hindu Kingdom from a secular state.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-Nepal), RPP Rastrabadi and Nepal Bidwat Parishad have merged into one party. The new party has been named RPP-Nepal.

The parties are said to have merged to strengthen monarchy and to re-convert the country from secular state to a Hindu Kingdom, a joint release issued by the parties said.

"The party would actively work to build prosperous and modernized state by maintaining the image of monarchical Hindu Kingdom," the release said.

They said they are merging together with an aim to creating vibrant, united nationalist and liberal force,

The party is created to strengthen constitutional monarchy at a time when major political parties including the CPN-Maoist and CPN-UML have advocated a republican set-up.

Nepali Congress has maintained that it would support the idea of a ceremonial King but would respect the verdict of the people during the constituent assembly polls.

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