Kathmandu, August 8
Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma today condemned the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for projecting Nepali Congress as undemocratic and unpatriotic force in NCP’s political document.
Sharma said this at a press conference organised at party headquarters in Sanepa, Lalitpur, today.
“Our party’s Central Working Committee will make final comment on the ruling party’s observation against us but, for now I want to say that the ruling party’s has a jaundiced view of our party,” he said and added that his party had been playing lead role since its inception to champion the cause of democracy, parliamentary system, inclusion, free press, independent judiciary, private property and individual freedom. “Our party has inspired the communists who believed in forceful overtaking of the state power in joining the peaceful politics,” he said and added that his party viewed the competing political parties as friendly forces. Sharma said the day communists embraced this view of fair competition, their notion about other political forces would also change for better.
Sharma also said his party was surprised to learn that NCP was headquartered on government land. Sharma said expressed dissatisfaction over a provision in the new Civil Service Bill.
Sharma said parties could hold discussion on how to make the conducts of trade unions practical but there should be no indirect attempts to prohibit trade unions. “All organisations that helped restore democracy in the country are important partners of NC and the NC does not support any attempts to discourage those organisations,” he said.
The NC spokesperson demanded that the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority should probe Gongbu Bus Park land controversy case. “In initial years when Gongbu Bus Park was built with the assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency, the bus park was in a good shape but, many structures have been built on the premises of the bus park violating the agreement signed with JICA,” Sharma said.
A version of this article appears in print on August 09, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.