Nepal | May 25, 2020

NCP’s political document harsh on other parties

Rewati Sapkota
Share Now:

Kathmandu, June 21

The political document of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has shown other prominent parties in poor light.

Identifying the Nepali Congress as the NCP’s competitive political force, it states that rather than being a constructive opposition, the Nepali Congress is headed towards becoming a ‘prohibitory opposition’.

“In the past 100 days after the government was formed, NC has failed to play the role of a constructive opposition,” reads the political document endorsed recently by the party’s central committee.

“Despite being in power for a long period, policies adopted by the NC didn’t lead to the development of the country. NC’s ideology of democratic socialism is just a gimmick,” claims the document. It adds that the NC protected corrupt people rather than taking action against them.

The document also termed the decisions taken ‘undemocratically’ by the previous government led by NC as ‘irresponsible and hazardous’.

Continuing the diatribe against other parties, it adds that the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal and the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal have extremist views on caste, language and federalism.

It, however, states that NCP will cooperate with RJP-N and FSF-N to tackle separatist forces active in the Madhes.

According to the document, the NCP will continue to pursue Mohan Bikram Singh’s CPN (Masal), CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) led by Mohan Baidhya and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party led by Narayan Man Bijukchhe to join the left unification process. It, however, criticised these parties for their dogmatism and self-centric policies.

On Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN, the document states that it is an ‘extremist’ party that has discarded the constitution and is advocating armed conflict.

It adds that its activities will only aid the forces wanting instability in the country, and the NCP will try to bring the party into the political mainstream.

Surprisingly, the document doesn’t include socialism in the party’s immediate priorities. “We’ve entered a new historical phase of the socialist revolution. But the time is not ripe for implementing socialist programmes and completing the socialist revolution,” adds the document.

A version of this article appears in print on June 22, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Bayern cruise past Frankfurt 5-2 to stay on title track

Bayern stay four points clear at top Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 Havertz brace sends Leverkusen past Gladbach BERLIN: Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday, surviving a brief second-half comeback scare to stay four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the  Read More...

Nepal's Constitution

JSP-N seeks NC support for constitution amendment

Kathmandu, May 23 Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal leaders today met Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and urged him to support their demands for constitution amendment to address the demands of marginalised communities, including the Madhesis and Janajatis, when the Parliament would amend Read More...

Oli avoids NCP secretariat meeting on MCC

Kathmandu, May 23 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli did not attend a meeting called by the Secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today to discuss the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement and some budgetary issues. Party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that other leader Read More...

Grande Hospital staffer infected

KATHMANDU: The person who tested positive for coronavirus in Kathmandu on Saturday is a staffer at Grande International Hospital. He used to bring laboratory samples collected from the hospital to the National Public Health Laboratory. Contact tracing of the person will begin on Sunday,” sai Read More...

19 new cases confirmed on Sunday, nationwide COVID-19 count reaches 603

KATHMANDU: Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population, today, taking the nationwide tally to 603. The infections were confirmed through tests carried out at Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Biratnagar, Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Bhair Read More...

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund ease past Wolfsburg 2-0 to stay in title hunt

Dortmund make it six wins in a row Hummels taken off with heel injury BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund scored a goal in each half through Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi to beat hosts VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday for their sixth straight Bundesliga win to stay on the heels of leaders Bay Read More...

22 health workers, including 5 doctors, to be kept in isolation

Hetauda, May 23 Hetauda Hospital has decided to keep 22 health workers and staffers, including its medical superintendent, in isolation for a week after a woman referred from the hospital to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj for treatment tested positive for COVID-19. The wom Read More...

Hotels to provide rooms to quarantine healthcare workers

Kathmandu, May 23 Tourist standard hotels within the valley have reached agreement with the government to provide rooms to healthcare workers fighting on the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic. A meeting yesterday between Nepal Tourism Board and Federation of Hotel Entrepreneurs decided t Read More...