Speech of Kamal Thapa, Feb 10, 2014
Kamal Thapa ( born 4 August 1955) is the current president of Nepal's only royalist party, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal. He served as a Home Minister during King Gyanendra's direct rule in 2006 until the king was forced to handover power to Girija Prasad Koirala of the Nepali Congress Party and his allies with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) and Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).
"Thapa and his party are on a signature campaign, asking for a referendum to decide the fate of monarchy, and the former minister is camping in his home constituency Hetauda as well as the Terai districts, trying to drum up support for the restoration of the crown."Mr. Thapa claims that no political parties in Nepal possess the guts who could safeguard Nepali Nationality. "Now the onus lay only with the institution of monarchy to safeguard Nepali sovereignty and National Unity", says Thapa.