Entrepreneurs cheer leftist electoral alliance
Chitwan, October 4
Entrepreneurs in Chitwan are elated after three leftist political forces – the CPN UML, the CPN-Maoist Centre and the Naya Shakti Party-Nepal – forged electoral alliance for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections and announced their merger plan.
The entrepreneurs hope that the rightist forces would also form similar alliance like that of the leftists, paving the way for a stable government in the country.
Chair of Chitwan chapter of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Rajan Gautam said, “The recent agreement among the three parties to forge electoral alliance for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections would definitely pave the way for a stable government. However, vested interests should not act to bring splits.”
Stating that congenial industrial atmosphere can be created only under a stable government, he said, “We can attract investments in the industrial sector if there is a majority government,” Gautam added. He also stressed on settling problems facing the industrial sector. He said that the leftist alliance should act in the interests of all.
Tilchandra Bhattarai, a poultry entrepreneur and central executive member of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said a stable government would prove to be a boon for the private sector.
Bhattarai hoped that a stable government would be formed after the upcoming elections. “The leftist alliance will compel democratic forces to form similar alliance and that would considerably reduce the number of political parties,” he said.
Chair of Ratnanagar chapter of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Rajaram Regmi said unification of leftist forces presented an opportunity to leaders as well as entrepreneurs. He said entrepreneurs were tired of paying donations to multiple forces. “I hope this alliance helps create investment-friendly atmosphere,” said Regmi.