Committed to resolve Madhes issues, says Shashanka

KATHMANDU: Newly elected Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala reaffirmed that his party was committed to resolve the issues raised by Madhesi leaders through consensus, collaboration and mutual trust.

In a press statement he issued today, the newly elected leader admitted that there were discontent in the Madhes, the cradle of democracy, but the differences could be ironed out through collaboration, mutual understanding, coordination and mutual trust.

"What are inevitable today are social justice based on nationality, democracy and democratic socialism. It is our responsibility to build trust, forge national unity, mutual understanding and foster collaboration, coordination and social harmony on the foundation of social justice," the press statement reads.

Noting that the youthful enthusiasm, spirit and activeness had been the source of inspiration for the party, General Secretary Koirala admitted that a huge responsibility had befallen on the shoulders of NC leaders with the election of new leadership.

The statement also states the role of NC in poverty alleviation, eradication of illiteracy and resolving the unemployment problem by utilising the rich natural resources of the country as hydro power and dynamic human resources while keeping up with unity in diversity and social harmony among the marginalised communities.

Koirala, in the statement, has also thanked representatives of the recently concluded NC's 13th national convention, observers, leaders, cadres as well as well-wishers for their contributions in making the convention a success.