Nepalgunj, May 25

Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has suggested that the government must be ready to address the genuine concerns of mediapersons regarding the controversial Media Council Bill before advancing it through the Parliament.

Speaking at a press conference in Nepalgunj, today, the ruling party leader expressed concern about the controversy the bill had created lately and asked the government to do the needful to make it acceptable to everyone, by incorporating inputs of media experts and stakeholders.

“Recent government decisions have come under controversy as the decisions could have been taken without much deliberations.

It’s true that the government is trying to do good things, but it has committed mistakes too, which it must identify and rectify,” Nepal said.

On a different note, the ruling party leader accused the opposition parties of being biased against the communist government.

“It seems that some opposition parties have vowed to only cry foul all the time just because there is a government of another party. Protest for the sake of protest is not good,” Nepal said, adding, “The parties should be ready to acknowledge their own failure when they were in the government in the past.

They should now let the incumbent government do what it can for the good of the country, keeping aside partisan prejudices.”

The communist leader hoped that the upcoming fiscal budget would be in line with the people’s expectations and aspirations.