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Pro-monarchy factions in Nepal unite

world Updated: Feb 07, 2010 00:55 IST
HT Correspondent

Two of the three factions of the pro-monarchist Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) in Nepal have decided to get united and rename their party as the National Shakti Prajatantra Party.

The decision to merge the RPP and Rashtriya Janashakti Party (RJP) was announced at a joint press conference here on Saturday. Shaking hands after formally agreeing to unite, RPP chief Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana and RJP chief Surya Bahadur Thapa informed that both leaders would take turns to hold the chairman’s post of the new outfit.

A committee has been formed under senior leader Bishwambandhu Thapa to oversee the merger process. It has also been entrusted with the responsibility of holding a general convention within a year to elect a new chairman.

At present all the three factions have just 15 members in the 601-member Constituent Assembly.