Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, June 23:
Senior politician and former minister, Keshar Bahadur Bista, has described the seven political partiesâ€™s demand for reinstatement of the House of Representatives (HoR) as inappropriate and not the way out of the current political imbroglio. Inaugurating his liaison office in Sanepa today, Bista hinted at establishing a new political outfit soon. â€œWe are embarrassing multi-party democracy and the constitutional monarch with our political ideology,â€ he said, during the meeting. Flaying the post-1990 governments for failing to address peopleâ€™s issues, Bista questioned the leaders of the major political parties and the former prime ministers for their inability to complete their full term in the government. â€œSince they (leaders) paid more attention to amassing incalculable wealth and ignoring peopleâ€™s aspirations, they failed to consolidate democracy in the country,â€ he said, accusing the leaders of lacking statemanship.
â€œThe country is in dire need of statesmanship,â€ he said, adding that it was time for leaders of the older generation to quit and hand over the reins to the younger generation. He also accused the leaders for being more inclined towards foreign powers rather than relying on their own people. â€œLetâ€™s try to believe our own people, and letâ€™s try to be a part of the solution, not the problem,â€ he urged the leaders.