Parties betrayed civil society: Dhungana

Surkhet, January 18:

A member of the civil society has accused the political parties of betraying the civil society by not inducting members of the society into the Legislative Parliament.

Addressing mediapersons in Birendranagar today, Damannath Dhungana said, “Though the political parties allotted 48 seats for civil society in the Legislative Parliament, the parties did not induct them in the interim House,” Dhungana said, adding, “There is no representation of civil society in the Legislative Parliament.” “Do Bam Dev Gautam, Jhalanath Khanal, Bimendra Nidhi and Sujata Koirala represent the civil society?” Dhungana questioned.

Dhungana said, “No change has been observed in the functioning of political parties, which are tasked with building the nation.” “The civil society would present itself as the ninth party to solve the nation’s problems if the eight parties failed,” Dhungana said. He accused the Maoists of giving the berths meant for the civil society to the leaders of their parties.