Media’s role pivotal, says Nepal

Dang, December 31:

CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today said that media had to play vital role during the present transitional phase in the country.

Releasing the first issue of Dang-based daily Ganatantra in Ghorahi, Nepal said the press had to be accountabe to the people.

Stating that people will be all-powerful when federal system is introduced in the country, he said, "There is a need of wider discussion over the issue of structuring the state and the press could play an important role for this."

UML standing committee member Yubaraj Gyawali, Rapti zonal in-charge Prakash Jwala, MP Narayan Sharma and chairman of Dang chapter of FNJ KB Masal also expressed their views on the occasion.