Democracy need of the hour: KC

Himalayan News Service

Chitwan, June 10:

Nepali Congress spokesman Arjun Narsingh KC, addressing a meeting of the Tarun Dal here today, said that peace and democracy are the need of the hour. He said the Maoists won’t be able to caputre the country by unleashing violence and terrorism. Stating that civic rights have been seized with the help of security forces, he said although youths are against the monarchy, the seven political parties are for constitutional monarchy. Dr Ram Baran Yadav, a

central member of the NC and the mid-zonal coordinator, said that a civilised society cannot be established by means of guns. Raghu Raman Neupane, a central member of the Tarun

Dal, said that autocracy isn’t enough to control the Maoists. Meanwhile, CPN-UML general secretary, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has urged the Maoists to refrain from disrupting the movement launched by the seven political parties.

Addressing a meeting of the party’s zonal-level cadres in Biratnagar, he said: “Fellow Maoists,

if you are not going to cooperate or back us, do not attempt to disrupt our stir.” According to him, the Maoists should work together with the parties to prepare a conducive environment for peace talks. “The King should clear all hindrances he has placed before different institutions if he really wants peace restored in the country,” he said, adding that parties will cooperate with the King if the latter wants to maintain good relations with them. Member of the UML standing committee, Jhal Nath Khanal said: “Nepali people will embark on a final movement as they did in the past.” Another standing committee member, KP Sharma Oli,

said everyone should lend a helping hand in the stir. “This stir should fully guarantee people’s sovereignty,” he said and labelled the present council of ministers as “inefficient.” Meanwhile, a report from Pokhara quoted minister for education, culture and sports Radha Krishna Mainali as saying that as education plays vital role in the development of the country, the government is giving emphasis to the student enrollment campaign.