President of the Nepali Congress (NC) and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala has said that the all-party programme has been taken ahead with the determination that the entire political parties in the country are united against the Maoists.

At a seminar organised by the Democratic Thought Society here today, he said that the reforms programme in line with the all-party understanding should be taken to each and every village to isolate the Maoists.

At the programme, Koirala felicitated NC leader and former minister Bhim Bahadur Tamang, who had made significant contributions in the democratic movement of the country, by presenting him a shawl and a citation. Born in 1995 BS, Tamang got involved in active politics in 2015 BS and was elected to the house of representatives from Dolakha district. He later became minister for law and justice also.

On the occasion, CPN-UML leader KP Sharma Oli said that all the political parties should make all possible efforts to introduce reforms against the excesses committed by the Maoists.

RPP general secretary Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana said that the all-party programmes were mooted so that there was no political vaccum. Society president Basant Kumar Chaudhari was on the chair