Kathmandu, Aug. 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam has said that Hindu is Nepal’s national religion as over 80 per cent Nepalis are Hindu.

Inaugurating the Bol Bom Kanwar Yatra organised by Bol Bom Kawariya Association in Okhreni Secondary School at Sundarijal on Sunday night, DPM Gautam said that no one can end the Hinduism from this country.

“Who can end Hindu religion from Nepal as more than 80 per cent Nepalis are Hindu? Deceiving the people in the name of religion should not be done but religious reforms are needed,” Gautam said.

He also urged not to engage in the task of bringing split among the people and added that the new constitution would ensure rights of all.

On the occasion, the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister pledged to give 42 ropani public land at Gokarneshwor Municipality-4 near Ramjanaki Lower Secondary School for the construction of Bol Bom Dham.

Gautam also pledged to collect Rs 5 million by seeking donation for the construction of Dham.

Likewise, former minister and Chairman of Nepal Sadbhavana Party Anil Kumar Jha said that the major political parties were not ready to provide rights to the Madhesis.

Similarly, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Dr Amresh Kumar Singh said that they were working to ensure rights of Madhesis in the new constitution.

Others speaking at the programme were founding president of Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) Dr Upendra Mahato, Swami Kamalnanyacharya and representatives of different social organisations. RSS