GPK urges govt to include NC’s agenda

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) president Girija Prasad Koirala today said the Prime Minister should include NC’s agenda in the government’s policies and programmes, which were presented by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav in parliament yesterday. He, however, clarified that the NC did not have objection to the document.

“We are part of the government. The PM should incorporate our agenda that are missing in the document,” Koirala said at a tea party organised by NC Parliamentary Party leader Ram Chandra Paudel at his residence in Balaju.

Koirala said the NC’s general convention had to be held by November. He advised the second generation leaders of the party to make sure that the younger generations would not have to fight for democracy. Hinting at the possibility of leadership transfer to the youths in the party, Koirala said, “The youth hold the future.”

The NC president reiterated that the Unified CPN-Maoist should be a part of the proposed high level political mechanism in order to maintain consensus, cooperation and unity crucial for taking the peace process to a logical end. “The Maoists have no option rather than ultimately having a consensus with other parties,” the octogenarian leader said.

He dismissed the Maoist threat of agitating afresh after a month as their bid to calm their cadres.

PP leader Paudel urged the government to include the popular programmes of the NC governments. He, however, said many of the programmes were pro-people and deserved commendation.

Paudel’s tea party is perceived as his effort to exhibit NC unity after his election as the PP leader last month. General Secretary KB Gurung and central member Govinda Raj Joshi abstained from the function attended by most central members and lawmakers representing the party.