Bhaktapur, Jan 23: CPN (UML) Secretary Gokarna Bista has argued that public in the country were bearing the brunt of political stalemate due to the two ‘extremist’ attitudes among the politicians.
At a seminar organized by Nepal Intellectual Council, District Working Committee in Bhaktapur on Saturday, Secretary Bista further elaborated on it, “One extremism is the way of appeasing foreign powers for rising to power, another is to lash them out if their interests are not met.”
On a different note, leader Bista argued that the government should acknowledge the issues of Madhesi public although the demands of the agitating Madheshi leaders were seldom genuine.
“The incumbent government should function being result-oriented and combat foreign influence,” asserted Bista.
Furthermore, the former Minister for Energy spoke of the need for Nepal to formulate foreign policy that best suits its national interests.
Present at the programme were Foreign Affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, former Minister for Industry Mahesh Basnet and the CPN (UML) Central Committee members who were of the opinion that Nepal should not tryst both immediate neighbors blindly for they argued that both these emerging superpowers would manipulate Nepal for their interest.