RPP will not vote in the presidential election

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided not to vote in the presidential election.

A meeting of the RPP’s central working committee held on Wednesday at the party’s Dhumbarahi headquarters decided not to participate in the presidential election scheduled for Thursday.

RPP spokesman Mohan Shrestha told that the central working committee has decided to remain neutral in the presidential election.

“It has been unanimously decided not to participate and remain neutral in the presidential election,” Shrestha said.

Nepal’s top Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel enjoys the support of eight parties, while Subash Chandra Nembang is the CPN-UML presidential candidate. Both leaders presented their nominations for the February 25 elections.

RPP had not supported or proposed any candidate for president then either. Both Paudel and Nembang later met with RPP Chairman Rajendra Lingden and other RPP office officials and sought their votes in the election.

But RPP has decided to abstain from voting on the eve of the presidential election. Most of the members of the central working committee had opined during the five-hour meeting on Wednesday that the party should not participate in the presidential election as the party’s agenda is the monarchy.

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