Major parties ignoring small ones: JMN

Kathmandu, July 6:

Janamorcha Nepal (JMN) led by Amik Serchan today threatened “constitutional” and “political” moves if the government did not correct its working style, take the fringe political parties into confidence and not followed the constitutional norms of a consensus before taking any decision on major issues.

The party also demanded that an eight-party meeting be called immediately to discuss the major issues. Addressing a press conference at the party central office, vice president of the party Lilamani Pokharel accused the major political parties and the government of adopting monopolistic attitude and ignoring the fringe parties.

He said that no discussion was held at the coordination committee meeting of the eight-party alliance before promoting army generals, finalising names of ambassadors and preparing the government’s policies.

Pokharel criticised the government for coming up with a plan of handing over the education and health sectors to communities and private parties.

He also differed with the government plan of price adjustment of petroleum products and said, “priority should have been given to find an alternative to ending the monopoly in the import of petroleum products.”

He suggested that Nepal take an initiative to import petroleum products even from China. His party would table a proposal to amend some of the issues in the government’s policies and programme, Pokharel said.

Asked what they would do if the major alliance partners did not follow constitutional norms, Pokharel said that they would go to the people and raise voice in the Parliament, cabinet and eight-party meetings.