HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
DHULIKHEL: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala today said that his party would lead the future government.
Speaking at a party’s programme organised on behalf of 30th BP Memorial Day in Kavre, the NC chief said, “Only the NC-led government would be able to offer a way out to the country from the prevailing political crisis”.
Coming down heavily on the UCPN-Maoists, Koirala called on the former rebels to mend their ways and embrace democratic ideals.
Noting that Maoist leadership was under fire from its own cadres, NC boss urged the Maoist leadership to rectify its mistakes for the country and people.
On a different context, Koirala asked the party rank and file to abide by the party statute. He pledged to correct mistakes and unify the party in the days ahead.
Offering a solution to the current political imbroglio facing the country, Koirala stress-ed on the need of forging consensus among political parties.
At the programme, Nepali Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that Maoist leadership was facing the consequences of the activities that it had taught to its activists.
Further, Sitaula accused the Maoist of failing to transform into a democratic party even six years after it came into mainstream politics. He urged the former rebels to abide by the past agreements and understandings reached with other parties. He said that only NC-led government would be able to hold another polls.
Meanwhile, at the same function, Nepali Congress central member Ram Sharan Mahat accused the Maoist-led government of failing to provide fertilizers to the peasants. “UCPN-Maoist is anti-farmer party as it has failed to supply the fertilizers to them,” he said.
In another context, Mahat held that NC was the party of people belonging to all castes, religions and communities.
On the army integration issue, he maintained that only those former Maoist fighters meeting all standards of the NA would be integrated into the national army.