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NCP’s political document harsh on other parties

Rewati Sapkota
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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.


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