KATHMANDU:  Ratriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) cadres clashed with police as the former moved toward the Office of the Election Commission, Jamal to stage a sit-in against the removal of the terms “Hindu State” and “ constitutional monarchy” from its statute by the Election Commission (EC) on Monday.

In the clash with police, cadres including senior RPP leader Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana were injured. Rana has sustained an injury to his knee.

Police had to fire five rounds of teargas shells to take the situation under control.

The RPP took out a rally in the Capital today demanding the restoration of the terms in the party statute.

The EC had removed the terms “Hindu State” and “constitutional monarchy” on March 17 from the statute of the RPP saying that they contradict the spirit of the constitution.

On March 18, the RPP had issued a press release condemning the removal of the terms from its statue.

Rastriya Janamorcha also issued a press release against the EC’s decision yesterday, stating that the RPP has the right to  advocate the constituonal monarchy and Hindu state.


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