Rabi Lamichhane announces Nepal Independent Party

Kathmandu, June 21

Television personality Rabi Lamichhane announced the formation of a new party – Nepal Independent Party, at a programme held in Rastriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu on Monday.

The election symbol for his party will be a bell.

Lamichhane yet did not say from where he would be contesting the next parliamentary elections.

He also urged other independent candidates to join his party.

Rabi Lamichhane said he had to form a party to collect proportional representational votes from all over the country.

He said that he would conduct a preliminary election within the party before giving out names of people who would contest the local, provincial and general elections.

Rabi Lamichhane said his party would also not have any sister organisations and that the party would only have members and no cadres.

Lamichhane also stated that 50 per cent of the members of his party would be young men and women.

Lamichhane on June 16 had announced that he was resigning from his post as managing director at Galaxy 4k TV and entering mainstream politics.

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