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NC tells ministers to mind their language

Urges them to handle the national crisis with wisdom without sensationalising it

Prakash Acharya
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Nepali Congress President Ram Chandra Paudel speaks at the House meeting, on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Photo: RSS

Nepali Congress President Ram Chandra Paudel speaks at the House meeting, on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, November 5

The main opposition Nepali Congress today urged ministers to “mind their language” and be serious about resolving the national crisis by incorporating all political forces.

Addressing the parliament, NC leader Ramchandra Paudel blamed the government of indulging in militant behaviour by withdrawing the decisions of the erstwhile government and not being serious about resolving the crisis.

Paudel said, “We should deal with things responsibly in a united manner instead of making nonsensical statements. Sensationalism does not work when dealing with the problems. As people are suffering due to the undeclared blocked and life as well as the national economy has been crippled, we all should handle things with wisdom by understanding how our ancestors dealt with such crisis.”

Paudel, hinting at the statement of Prime Minister KP Oli in a meeting with former PM Baburam Bhattarai, said, “It was reported that briefcases containing money were distributed from Baluwatar during the recent prime ministerial elections. If this is true, action should be taken.

Stating that the government had begun a militant-like behavior by withdrawing the decisions and appointments made by the former NC-led government, Paudel said this showed how serious the government was about embracing all political forces in dealing with the national crisis. “The NC wants to play the role of a responsible opposition and is ready to cooperate with the government to address the crisis,” he said.

Paudel demanded that the coalition partners move forward the two bills related to amendment of the constitution and reconstruction authority.

“The passage of these two bills introduced by the NC-led government will resolve the problem of Tarai-Madhes and hill and mountain,” he said. He suggested that the government move ahead with reconstruction work on a war-footing.

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It has been informed that the government is preparing to end the ongoing session of the House very soon, Paudel said, adding, “The Parliament is a forum for resolving all problems and the session should not end without resolving the national crisis.” The government is preparing to end the House session within a few days, according to sources.

CPN-UML lawmaker Rajendra Prasad Pande said the constitution amendment bill should be moved ahead only after forging consensus among coalition partners and opposition parties. “The previous government registered the bill in haste without consultation. We want a solution without bowing on the issue of nationalism,” Pande said.

UCPN-M member Shree Prasad Jagebu and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal member Sushil Kumar Shrestha urged the government to make diplomatic efforts to end the blockade on the Nepal-India border.


A version of this article appears in print on November 09, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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